Designer Daisy Makeig-Jones created whimsical and unique ceramics for Wedgwood in the beginning of the 20th century. Her creations brought the factory back to the forefront of pottery innovation and provided middle-class consumers with an aesthetic escape during the years of the First World War. Indeed, Makeig-Jones’s lustrewares saw high sales during the war. The Z4827 lustre range on this box, featuring gilded butterflies on a ruby lustre exterior and with a mother-of-pearl lustre interior, was the second most popular in terms of quantities sold. A small box such as this one would have sat on a vanity as an affordable, everyday luxury item.