exquisite georgian silver patch box by samuel pemberton birmingham 1796

EXQUISITE GEORGIAN SILVER PATCH BOX BY SAMUEL PEMBERTON, BIRMINGHAM 1796


Price

SOLD

Item Ref

DEC50

Description

This delightful small patch box is dated Birmingham 1796 and was made by Samuel Pemberton, one of the most renowned Birmingham toy maker*. Of canted rectangular form it has a flush hinge and a fine bright-cut decorated cover.The cover with vacant roundel, the sides with feather edge and prick-dot border. It is fully hallmarked, which is rarely the case for such small items.
The back is plain.
* from the late 18th to early 19th Century, Birmingham was the centre for the making of “toys”: small decorative objects from silver. They were produced in small family businesses and factories throughout Birmingham. They made a range of items including patch boxes, nutmeg graters, buckles, caddy spoons, vinaigrettes, snuff boxes and babies rattles.
Hallmarks:
SP for Samuel Pemberton.
Birmingham Assay Mark
Lion Passant.
Duty head.
Date letter "Y" for 1796
Condition:
Excellent. No dings, no dents.
Stron hinge.
Dimensions:
4cm x 2.5cm.
Georgian patch boxes are few and far between, not as readily found as vinaigrettes or snuff boxes, so this item is quite rare and is a beautiful example of Georgian workmanship.
Internal Ref: DEC50


Dimensions

Height = 1 cm (1")
Width = 4 cm (2")
Depth = 2 cm (1")



This item is SOLD and is no longer available to purchase.

* This item has been sold, though you can still email the seller if you wish



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