It stands 5 1/2 inches tall, including the lid. The lid is formed in the shape of buds from the edelweiss flower. The egg shaped body has three Watteau scenes, very similar to the work of Meissen. The paintings are expertly done with minute detail and rich coloring.
Couples from the 18th century are promenading through gardens, serenading, and making conversation surrounded by garden landscapes. There are raised, molded flowers and leaves connected to the ornate, rococo legs. The legs are entwined with green vines attached to the flowers and leaves. The egg shape and the edelweiss have the meaning of spring and the renewal of life.
This a totally charming object be it useful or decorative. FOR OUR CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE THE US. The Post Office requires this. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Boxes, Jars & Tins". The seller is "betsybabe" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped worldwide.