Identification numbers : Object number : NMW A 35625 Other number : Old Accession number: 04.85 Old Registration number: 699 Number of parts : 2 Identification : patch box and lid (bonobonniere) Notes : or snuff box Factory Unknown : 18th century (late) : England Notes : Probably produced at Leeds Material : creamware enamel Technique : slip-cast press-moulded assembled enamelled glazed Measurements : h(cm) 8 l(cm) 5.8 w(in) 5.5 h(in) 3 1/8 l(in) 2 1/4 w(in) 2 1/8 Description : Patch box or snuff box, pale cream-coloured earthenware with a greeny-yellow tinge to the glaze, in the form of the head of a female figure wearing a ribboned bonnet over her hair, a round domed screw-on lid fits onto the bottom of the neck; painted in red and black enamels, the face picked out in red and black, the hair painted black, the bonnet picked out in black with a red ribbon around it, the lid painted with a spray of stylized red and black flowers. The underside of the lid chipped and cracked. Category : Earthenware Comments : The female head wears a headdress of around 1750. For similar patch or snuff boxes in the form of heads and produced at Leeds see D. Towner, (1978), 'Creamware', pl. 74A.