A rare, small, antique dresser, pill or trinket box with enamel (jewelled) decoration by Coalport made for the Chicago World's Fair Exhibition of 1893. Porcelain Gems or Jeweling is a special ceramic technique created by fusing drops of colored enamel over gold and silver foil to form intricate ornamentation to imitate jewels. The technique was used at Sèvres in the late 18th century and flourished in the mid to late 19th century in England at Coalport, Derby, Minton and Worcester. At the Chicago World's Fair, The Columbian Exhibition of 1893, Coalport jeweled wares were awarded the highest prize for ceramics.
PLACE OF ORIGIN
Coalport (Shropshire, England, circa 1795-present)
Backstamp: England / Coalport / A.D. 1750 / V3266. Chicago 1893 Exhibition.
Queen Victoria (1837-1901) | Late 19th century
Width 3.25 Depth 3 Height 2 inches