An exceptional & rare solid brass domed stationery box; etched & decorated with inlaid turquoise and garnets with depictions of scrolling vines, hanging and flowering blossoms; on a bullnose platform base and a floret-shaped push button opener, the interior lined with powder blue silk; French, circa 1860.
height: 6 in. 15 cm., width: 9 in. 23 cm., depth: 5 in. 13 cm.