Unusual ‘Tiger Cowrie’ English Enamel patch box, c. 1780

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English Enamel patch box of oval shape, the whole painted with ‘spots’ in imitation of a tiger cowrie shell, the lid with a roundel of small raised flowerheads in raised white surrounded by rings of white dots & gilt, a mirror inside the lid.
Circa 1780

5.5x3cm

one small repair to edge, otherwise excellent

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