Monday, April 2, 2012

Bilston & Battersea Boxes

This weekend I went to a few estate sales.  Among my found treasures, I found some  little boxes.  Battersea boxes were made from 1753-1756 at York House in Battersea.  The village of Bilston took over making them after 1756.

They are fun to collect because of the sentimental sayings on the boxes.   As with most antiques, understanding the fine nuances of collecting these would fill a book or 2.   So lets just say I got myself an instant collection, and enjoy the patina and sentiment expressed on them!

They will look great in a vitrine table sitting in my garage.....hmmm, must move that inside!

Aren't they cute!

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