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Cassolette, one of a pair

ca. 1765
Origin: England, South Staffordshire
OH: 11 1/2"
Enamel on metal
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1981-212,2A&B
One of a pair of cassolettes of enamel on metal, finely painted with pastoral scenes and flower sprays on a white background. Urn cover may be removed to reveal a candle socket.
Label:The production of enamels in England reached its apogee in the second half of the eighteenth century. Opaque white or colored enamels were applied to metals such as silver or copper to create the appearance of porcelain, as seen on this pair of cassolettes.
Provenance:Vendor: Halcyon Days, London