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About Antiques, Coins, Collectibles and Banknotes — Patch Box

Antique Enameled Boxes: The Jewels of Eighteenth Century Europe

Posted by Gamal Amer on

You are holding a small and delicate box in your hand. The lid is decorated with a miniature painting of a singing bird perched on a tree branch. It looks like it is made of porcelain and has a metal jointed closure. The inside mirror on the back of the lid is clouded from age. You recognize beauty in this small treasure. What you don’t know is how old it is? Who made it? Where it was made? And what it was used for? Well, it turns out you are holding an English enameled patch box. The box was probably...

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