Pontypool, Wales was know for the beautiful Japanned metal ware that was produced there, and this little coal shuttle is a great example. Chinoiserie scenes are highlighted with mother of pearl. The shape and size of this piece would make it perfect for use as an umbrella hideaway, but it is lovely enough to stand on its own.
England. Circa 1860.
Dimensions: 11.5″W/D x 31″H