Papier maché box by Jennens & Bettridge with a silver medallion by Pinches


c. 1850




Height 3.25 inch. Width 14.50 inch. Depth 10.75 inch.

Please note that shipping costs are supplied upon purchase.


A fine mid-Victorian papier maché box by Jennens & Bettridge with a silver medallion by Pinches, of rectangular form with a hinged lid and gilt and painted decoration of palmettes, guilloche bands and a central laurel wreath enclosing a solid silver medallion depicting Athena with her helmet, a caduceus and a lamb, the box stamped ‘Jennens and Bettridge’ on the base, the medallion signed ‘Pinches’, the interior lined with the original fabric. English, c1850.

Footnote: Jennens & Bettridge, run by Theodore Hyla Jennens and John Bettridge between 1816 and 1864, were famous for the range of papier- maché goods manufactured in their factory at 99 Constitution Hill, Birmingham. They also had premises at 6 Halkin Street West, Belgrave Square, London. The company produced a range of products, including writing boxes, trays, fans and larger pieces of furniture such as chairs, tables and sofas. They won a medal in the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Royal Warrant to supply Prince Albert and the Royal Family. John Pinches Medallists were founded around 1840 and continued to produce very high quality medals, through 4 generations, for 129 years.

We have been working with the same trusted delivery team for over twenty five years. They are not only experienced specialists in packing and handling antiques and delicate items, but they are reliable, will liaise with you directly and will always go the extra mile to make sure that you have the best service.

International customers can be confident that we are experienced in shipping items around the world by sea and air. Please contact us if you need help with freight charges and we would be happy to help and provide you with a quote.

Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles has developed an extensive wealth of knowledge and is extremely passionate about the antique world so please feel free to contact us with any queries or questions.

We accept Credit and Debit Cards (Please add debit/credit card logos) and Bank Transfer. Please use the form below to enquire about this product, or you can contact us on the numbers below or by emailing charles@wickantiques.co.uk.

Would You Like Something Similar?

Create an alert for a similar product

    I consent to future marketing

    Save Alert