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Of rectangular form, the enamelled plaque signed C & B pi, the hinged cover with a finely painted and detailed enamel scene likely depicting Alcestis and Admetus in Hades, the enamel plaque within a gold oak leaf border and surrounded by a black and white enamelled ground with inlaid acanthus scrollwork and chased trophies of weapons against a sablé ground, the sides of the box continue the foliate and weaponry motifs, the underside centred with a fruit and flower still life in cobalt translucent enamel.
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