Description: oval, decorated with orange enamel over scale engine-turning within narrow opaque white and chased laurel borders, the lid applied with a later enamel plaque painted with a serenade, gold laurel frame, the side rim applied with garlands,
the base interior struck with French prestige marks including maker's mark EF, charge of J. Alaterre and date letter J, the rim with Hanau bird control for 19ct gold
Dimensions: 9cm., 3 1/2 in. wide
Condition Report: lid lining replaced, slight hinge problem so box does not stay shut completely, some very discreet restoration on side panels
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