This large silver jewellery box is a beautiful piece of design: precious, refined and intricately-decorated. The box measures 33 centimetres (12 inches) in width, making it perfect for the storage of larger and more precious pieces of jewellery. It is decorated around its exterior with red, green and blue enamels, added to show an engraved Arabesque-style pattern of scrolling vines and foliage. The level of precision and detailing on the enamel work is superb.
The casket’s interior is lined with red velvet, and the box is fitted with two handles and set on four ball feet. It is stamped with an ‘835’ silver mark.
The box was originally made in the city of Bukhara, in modern-day Uzbekistan, a city renowned for its rich history of luxury trade.