an exceptional silver, plique a jour and trompe l'oeil
guilloché enamel box, three distinct patterns visible in the engine turned engraving depending on your angle of vision (see enlargements), double hidden integral hinges opening outward from the center, gilt interior, 3 1/4 by 2 1/8 by 3/8 inches. There is a minor flake in the enamel (see third photo) which doesn't extend through to the metal, and some scuffing around the edges on reverse but aside from this the condition is superb. Marked with maker's initials F.N., .900 standard mark and "STERLING." If your situation requires a truly fine gift for the special client or customer, then this will fit your bill perfectly.