Dylan is a handmade Victorian Paper Mache card tray / brides basket.
He is finished in traditional black lacquer.
He has a folding down brass handle
The pretty floral design depicts a typical Victorian chinoiserie spray of flowers which is hand painted and with heavily detailed handwork of mother of pearl. It is tastefully gilded around the scalloped edge
Dylan has some distressed wear to the lacquer and paintwork, which enhances his rustic and used charm.
He has a few cracks which are more visible on the back.
Dates early Victorian 1860c
Height in handle 15cm