W: 5cm (2")H: 2.2cm (0.9")D: 4cm (1.6")
Very rare enamel patch box, the white-ground base is decorated with flowers and leaves. The lid has a hand-painted scene of Marie Antoinette clutching her husband, Louis XVI with their son imploring him on his knees, not to leave for the guillotine. The inscription above reads: 'Louis's last farewel of the Queen'. Bilston C1789. Original internal polished steel mirror.