Price

£1750.00

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For sale is this rare Rowley Gallery gilded wooden box, set with an Ernestine Mills signed enamel plaque.  The enamel is of a yellow flower, I believe a wild rose, and quite probably of suffragette significance.  The yellow rose was an emblem of women’s suffrage, especially in the United States.  Signed with her EM monogram.

The box is by the Rowley Gallery, famed for their marquetry wooden plaques.  Irene Cockroft writes in her book on Mills “New Dawn Women” that “Mills commissioned the Rowley Gallery of Kensington to provide gilded wood boxes and bookends that she embellished with enamel inserts”.  Condition of the enamel is excellent, with no restoration or damage.  The box is also in very good condition, structurally sound, with just some loss of the exterior gilding.

Ernestine Mills was a suffragette, enameller and metalworker.

Dimensions

9.5 cm max diameter, 2.5 cm height

Price

£1750.00

Stock number

A891
Open by appointment and at fairs

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  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
  • Our clients are protected by BADA’s code of conduct
  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
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