Description: cartouche form, the chased lid set with a miniature portrait on ivory of Prince Frederick William of Prussia, in the uniform of a general in the Prussian army, with the ribbon and the star of the Order of the Black Eagle and the collar and badge of the Hohenzollern House Order, in circular paste frame, surrounded by collet-set pastes, scrollwork and blue enamelled ornaments, the baluster sides decorated with alternating floral and ornamental borders in two-coloured gold, the base engine-turned within scrollwork and flowers on a matted ground,
maker's mark, town mark, further struck: 14, left rim numbered:1051
Dimensions: 10.5cm., 4 1/8 in. wide
Condition Report: Would benefit from professional cleaning; otherwise in good order although central top row paste has slipped.
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Provenance: An Italian princely family
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