A German Enamel Box In The Form Of A Trunk,
The enamel box of rectangular form is made in the form of a domed traveler's trunk painted with a design of multiple white firework bursts. The center of the lid contains a label with an inscription in French: Madame, / vous plait-il une / prise. / Saintomer; the interior is painted with a tromp l'oeil scene of tapes holding in a bundle of correspondence, wavy gilt-metal mounts; crazing and small chip to interior of trunk and minor rubbing to gilt on outside edges.
Dimensions:2 3/4 in long (7 cm)
For a similar box, see Sotheby's London: European Ceramics, Glass, Silver, Vertu and Portrait Miniatures, 6 and 8 March 2001, lot 363.