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18th-century Gingham Finish English Enamel Box

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Alexandria, Virginia 22314

18th-century Gingham Finish English Enamel Box

Attributed to South Staffordshire, England, Possibly Bilston, late 18th century. The “gingham finish” was principally produced in this area. By placing a piece of cambric over solid ground color and then applying white enamel this finish was achieved. The three dimensional decoration was also found in the area. It was normally created by applying several layers of enamel. In addition, the unusual heart shape has been found in other Bilston boxes.

Chips to lid and side, loss to gilding, restoration to lid interior.


Susan Benjamin. English Enamel Boxes. (1976).

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