English Enamel Boxes: From the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries (Inscribed)

R 150.00  

Author: Susan Benjamin
Publisher: Salem House Publishers (1978)
ISBN-10: 0856130389
ISBN-13: 9780856130380
Condition: Very Good. The boards have some light marks and wear to edges. Spine-ends slightly bumped. Previous owner's inscription on the ffep. The dust jacket is rubbed, dented and scratched with some creasing along the edges. Price clipped.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 25.2 x 19.7 x 1.7 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg
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Small and beautifully crafted, the small enamel box, or "Battersea" as it was widely known, is highly prized by antique collectors world-wide. Susan Benjamin traces its history from its origins in the 1740s through to modern-day incarnations. The enigmatic "Battersea" rarely carries any identifying marks, creating confusion for the would-be collector.

Benjamin shows how pieces can be dated and sourced, revealing the characteristic traits of individual factories. With an enthusiastic yet scholarly text, accompanied by colour illustrations, the book is aimed at both the collector and the amateur enthusiast.

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