Description: cartouche form, in Italian taste, the four corners of the lid set with enamel-mounted rose diamonds, a central later oval blue enamel medallion applied with jewelled cipher CA below a coronet within a rose diamond frame, the ground engraved with trailing foliage on a
sablé ground, the sides and base engine-turned within further engraved foliage,
maker's mark, post-1838 3e titre, the rim engraved: Bassot à Paris, in fitted plush-covered case, the lid stamped with initial C, the interior for: '
Bassot / Joaillier, bijoutier, orfèvre / Fournisseur Breveté de SM / la Reine-mère d'Espagne / Rue de la Paix 26 Paris'
Dimensions: 9cm., 3 1/2 in. wide
Condition Report: The box has suffered a blow to the right front corner causing dents and bending it slightly out of shape so that it does not close completely.
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