1994 Staffordshire Enamels Small Oval Enameled Box Hand Painted Artist Signed Lainstone House Winchester Made in England
Description: A contemporary beautiful lidded enamel on copper small box by Staffordshire Enamels of England. The box, which is oval in shape, has curved sides and is decorated with a colorful drawing depicting a period home surrounded by trees on the lid. The box is enameled inside and out with the inside being white in color with the name of the house shown on the lid on the inside of the lid "Lainston House Winchester within a cloud outline. Although the outline of the image maybe a transfer print, the coloring appears to be hand done. The bottom of the box is marked with the Staffordshire Enamels mark with the words Hand Painted and the initials MC with the number 94 next to it. We believe the MC are the initials of the artist and 94 is for 1994 the date the box was made. The sides and the bottom of the box are all is green. The brass hinged lid adds to the beauty of this dainty box with an outwards extending thumb piece. This is a very nice piece to add to your collection of small enameled boxes. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Staffordshire, England.
Size: Measures ~2" by ~1 3/8" at the base and is by ~1" high to the top of the lid. The piece weighs about 1.5 ounces.
Maker: Staffordshire Enamels.
Marks: Marked on the bottom with the Staffordshire Enamels mark consisting of the words Staffordshire Enamels Made in England surrounding a decorative letter "S" and the words Hand Painted, the initials MC and the number 94 below it.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful vintage piece which would make a great addition to any collection.
Condition: The box is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or crazing. The hinge is in excellent shape and works well. In addition, the box closes tightly and just feels great in your hand. Please see photos to appreciate the beauty and condition of this great piece.
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