English enamel bird box, goldfinch, Bilston, C. 1800

$1,450.00 AUD

English enamel pastille box in the form of a goldfinch, painted in naturalistic colours of brown, black , and yellow stripe to wings, the head red, the base panel with a scene of a goldfinch perched on a branch in a landscape.
South Staffordshire, probably  Bilston,
Circa 1800
8cm wide, 6cm high

excellent condition, slight flaw down seam, slight wear to beak

These boxes were for holding pastille breath fresheners, an essential item for any genteel person before the event of dental hygiene!




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