The rectangular box of soft-paste porcelain, possibly the Mennecy factory, of basket form. Silver mounts in the rococo style, marked for Paris. The interior of the lid is painted in polychrome enamels with a portrait of the Archbishop Elector of Cologne, Clemens August.
By 1896, Mrs. T. O. Richardson; 1925, bequest of Mrs. T. O. Richardson to the MFA.
Bequest of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson