Description: of octagonal form with gilt-copper incised design featuring lobed archways containing alternating calligraphic inscriptions or split-arabesque motifs with mounts and hooks, on a hatched ground, with an inscriptive band above and entwined palmettes below
Dimensions: 9.5 by 9.2cm.
Condition Report: The interior with oxidisation and encrustation and residues of adhesive, possibly from earlier inner-lining, the exterior rubbed with some losses to gilding, notably to edges of each side and loops for hooking, scratches to surface and very minor knicks, as viewed.
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