Puzzle Hearts

Dated 1830


This little group of three small cut paper hearts was discovered within a paper wrapping in a tin trunk of old papers and ephemera. They were clearly well treasured. They comprise a simple heart shape cut from green paper, an intricate cut paper shape with a central heart motif and a pink and gold lattice effect heart.

An inscription on the wrapping reads – “Lady Catherine’s Puzzle Hearts 1830 / Ellenor J. Lathbury”.

Ellenor Jane Lathbury was born in 1814 and was the daughter of Peter Lathbury and his wife Mary Anne (née Hill) of Great Livermere in Suffolk.

Item Ref. 5576b

Size: approx. 50mm (2") high

Provenance: Lathbury Family of Livermore, Suffolk