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A silver-gilt and nephrite desk ornament

Maker:  Maker Unknown


A silver-gilt and nephrite desk ornament, in the form of a shallow box, the sloping sides enamelled with blue foliage, on rectangular nephrite base and with nephrite lid surmounted by the silver-gilt figure of a lion crushing a green enamelled serpent, engraved with the inscription on the border 'From Victoria R to the Duke of Wellington, May 1, 1849' - 5 3/8in. wide

ID:  101212



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