A Gold and Enamel Box Formed as a Basket of Fruit

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POSSIBLY BY CHARLES-JACQUES DE MAILLY, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1775

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A Gold and Enamel Box Formed as a Basket of Fruit

Possibly by Charles-Jacques de Mailly, St Petersburg, circa 1775

Circular, with tapering sides, enamelled overall with fruit and vegetables, the base enamelled to simulate basketwork, the hinged cover and base with reeded gold mounts with flaring thumbpieces, joined by corded struts, apparently unmarked

2? in. (6.4 cm.) long