This jewelry box is designed in a Cinquecento (Italian 16th century) style in bronze, gilt and silver. At the top of the box are two cupids bearing the royal crown which is surmounted by the British Lion. The box is designed with medallions of the royal coat of arms, surrounded by wreaths of laurel. The angles of the box are figures of caryatides which are sculpted female figures serving as pillars or supports.
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The Art Journal The Industry of All Nations Illustrated Catalogue (London, England: Bradbury and Evans, 1851)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman