Miniature mixed metal pill box with fine inlays in high relief depicting quails, swallows and deer amid millets and peonies. Extremely fine incision work. Rounded corners. The inside with fire-gilding. The convex lid with a minuscule knob.
SIZE 3.7 x 3.1 x 3.1 cm
WEIGHT 47.1 grams
Condition: Excellent condition with some old stains to patina and wear. Hinge in fine working condition.
Provenance: Austrian private collection. Old labels to bottom with inventory number and date of acquisition “February 93”, price at the time – 3.600 Austrian Schillings.