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South Staffordshire enamel counter basket with card decoration, c.1785

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Rare South Staffordshire enamel counter basket, the oval form with pierced sides, painted to the base with a scattering of playing cards, including one monogrammed CR, with flower sprays around the well. Circa 1785
Size: 11x7.5cm, 3cm high
Only 1 left

Availability: In stock

Condition: repairs to enamels around rim
References: ref. English Enamel Boxes p119 for an example, called a quadrille poole or counter tray, after the popular 18th century card game. These trays were sold in sets of five, one for each player and one for the 'kitty'.

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