We are of the opinion that Based Upon the style of the attire and the architecture that this is an Italian scene, possibly Rome or Florence. The lid is hinged and opens to reveal a padded golden silk interior.The entire piece is mounted on highly chased and decorated gold ormolu mounts and banding with a central Rococo style clasp to the front with triple plumed feathers to the top. This wonderful Antique hand painted box is just bursting with History. Inspired by Edme Samson of Samson & Co. It is very similar to Sevres pieces with it's color, decoration and design. Samson specialized in reproducing antiques from the 1600 and 1700s.
One of his most interesting works was his Heraldic or Armorial pieces. With this medium sized box, he was not only copying the larger porcelain caskets or coffin boxes used by royalty in the 1700s, but he was turning it into an item the current populous needed, an elegant box to hold their new love's trinkets.
And if it looked as if it had belonged to a Knight or Royalty, all the better. It has a'Sevres' style mark on the base of an'S' inside two interlocking "L's".But this is not a Sevres mark and therefore is almost certainly by Edme Samson. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Plates". The seller is "greekflyboy1964" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.