A fanciful, rare and very large ormolu agate box, each stone panel framed with intricate and colorful brass and enamel decoration. The large butterfly shaped brass and enamel escutcheon framed by two columns with two similar corresponding columns on the back side. Faceted edged stone on the very top, original working lock and original key, and gilt interior trim. The stone itself is finely grained and warm colored, France circa 1840.
height: 4 in. 10 cm., width: 5.5 in. 14 cm., depth: 4.5 in. 11.5 cm.