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    Battersea Enamel Box with Political Slogan, Circa 1780s-90s. A rare, small oval patch box, with hinged lid bearing the slogan "May the Genius of Liberty be Reproof Against the Evils of Tyranny". The box itself has lavender enamel, the lid black on white. Typical fine surface cracks, and one chip on part of the word "Liberty". Two chips on the enamel along the base of the box. Made in a profusion of styles and subjects in Battersea, England, many of these boxes were destined for the new American market. Those with political subject matter are highly prized! In our 2007 Holiday Catalog, Heritage sold an example, urging that George Washington be declared King, for $25,000. Length 1.375", height 1.0". From the U. I. "Chick" and Cecilia Harris Collection.

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    December, 2008
    2nd-3rd Tuesday-Wednesday
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