I developed this line of painted pottery from 1920, and it was one of my main sources of income. I purchased the ceramics in 'biscuit' state then painted on my designs and sent the ware back to the ceramic manufacturer for glazing.
This floral painted ceramic box has a seperate lid with the form of a bee as its handle. The box has the verses 'Kissing is out of Fashion / When the Whin is out of Blossom', around the top of the four sides of the box. It has my marks on the base - a rabbit, a green gate and the initials 'JMK'.