Julie Cartwright Antiques
Georgian Silver Patch box by Joseph Taylor, Birmingham 1798
REF: SEPT21 / LA314343
This is a wonderful little patch box made by the renowned Birmingham toy maker * Joseph Taylor and dated Birmingham 1798. Of oval form, the pull-off cover with an engraved shield-shaped cartouche surrounded by foliate sprigs. The back and sides with prick-dot borders. It is fully hallmarked, which is quite rare with small items of vertu. * 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: IT for Joseph Taylor on both lid and base. Birmingham Assay Mark. Lion Passant. Duty Mark. Date letter "a" for 1798.
Julie Cartwright Antiques has clarified that the Georgian Silver Patch box by Joseph Taylor, Birmingham 1798 (LA314343) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1798
Very good Very minor dings commensurate with age.
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