South Staffordshire (Bilston) Embossed Enameled Box and Cover, 1750–1780, rectangular form with pre-embossed flowers and foliage in polychrome enamels with small gilt flowers and foliage, gilt metal mounts, 2 ½" x 2.” Two corners with small restored chips, three very minor hairlines.
For similar item see – “English Painted Enamels”, Therle & Bernard Hughes, color Pl: 1. A vitrine containing a portion of the late Queen Mary’s collection of English painted enamels. (Bottom shelf, far right); Pl: 68. Pg. 119. Illustration of the press-embossed from the Queen Mary collection.
And another – Formerly Property of the late The Hon. Mrs. Nellie Ionides, Sotheby's, London, 9th October 1967, Lot: 73. £480.