ANTIQUE 18th CENTURY BILSTON TYPE ENAMEL JUG + ORIGINAL FRENCH ROYAL BOX
An antique English or French? Bilston type enamel ware jug (on copper), with raised gilded highlights. Finely hand painted with floral motifs and a pastoral scene depicting a shepherd & his flock. Housed in its original fitted leather bound box bearing the French Royal (?) crest. The base with an early handwritten label, illegible.
A most intriguing and beautiful piece of antique enamel...a must for any collection!Please note: Due to the weight of this item, please wait for an eBay invoice from us after purchase to include the correct shipping cost.CONDITION: Expected signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Some hairlines & cracks to enamel, some small areas of enamel & gilding loss - please examine pictures for overall condition. Old repair to handle. Box heavily worn with areas of loss, hinges broken.
DATE/MARKS: Late 18th Century. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Approx. 7 inches tall.
WEIGHT: Approx. 730 grams. boxed, approx. 390 grams. unboxed.