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The playfully titled show features a range of trinkets made from 1750-70 by the Chelsea and St James’s factories.

Bonbonnieres, scent bottles, cane handles and etuis are among the items available in the exhibition, which runs from March 17-April 2.

Other collectors in this area have included Lady Charlotte Schreiber in the 19th century, Stewart Granger and Mrs Paul Mellon, who once owned the cauliflower bodkin case.

In 1925, GE Bryant published The Chelsea Porcelain Toys, which was extensively illustrated. However, some of the works on offer at Albert Amor were unrecorded in that work, such as a Charles Gouyn bodkin case with a cover in the shape of Columbine’s masked head.

Further work in the field revealed that 18th century English porcelain trifles are divided between those made in the Sprimont Chelsea factory and those from the St James’s factory established by Nicholas Sprimont’s former business partner Gouyn.

The two were rivals and in 1750 Sprimont published an advertisement saying that he was “not concern’d in any Shape whatsoever, in the Goods expos’d to sale” in the St James’s shop.

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