Description: octagonal, the lid embellished with diamonds and garnets in the shape of a stylised butterfly, framed by cagework of scrolls and flowers, the tapering sides mounted with garlands and columns,
Dimensions: 6.0 cm., 2 3/8 in. long; 3.4 cm., 1 3/8 in. high, in later green shagreen case
Condition Report: Overall good condition. Later stone and lid base, the stylised garnet set butterfly on the lid added later. The green shagreen case probably not original, the red lining a later addition.
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