Description: rectangular with cut corners, the lid with Hera in a carriage pulled by animated horses above clouds on dark blue enamel over sunray engine-turning, bordered by braiding and pearls, the sides and base with panels of blue enamel on a wavy engine-turned ground, the corners decorated with
taille d'épargne urns with flowers,
rubbed maker's mark
R crowned incuse
Dimensions: 8.6 cm., 3 3/ 8 in. wide
Condition Report: overall very good condition, especially for the enamel, maker's mark very worn, hinge restored, lid closes with some difficulty
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