This Renaissance Kingsley enamel box recalls the dynamic music and fashion of the Elizabethan era. Among nobles, ornamentation was adored and worn in layers. The stiff ornamental collar known as a ruff was a must-have for any woman of “polite society.” Beyond that, the Elizabethan Sumptuary Laws laid out strict rules (and stiff penalties!) regarding which fabrics and colors could be worn by which class of citizen. The color purple and ermine fur were reserved exclusively for Queen Elizabeth I and her immediate family.
Kingsley Enamels focus on celebrating uniquely English scenes and history. This Elizabethan costume tribute is in excellent condition, inside and out, with the hinge in perfect working order. It should be noted that the lids in this Kingsley Historical Costume series do not snap closed as so many others do. The lid is designed to lay flush against the rim of the box, but if upturned, the lid will open naturally with gravity.
This Renaissance Kingsley enamel box measures 2.25 inches in diameter and 1.25 inches from top to bottom. It does not have the original display box, but you can rest assured that it will arrive in a gift box worthy of it’s quality and style.
** Our fine enamels are always boxed for shipping. **
Please take your time with the photos and consider them part of the description. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many Kingsley enamels available in my shop! Sales from the WhyteWing website benefit The Trevor Project, but if you are more comfortable making your purchase on a platform like Etsy, this Elizabethan enamel is listed in my shop there as well.