This is an absolutely exquisite jewel of a jewelry box made in Italy by Valori. The repousse or raised work on the cover is sterling silver. The stylized design is reminiscent of the Victorian Aesthetic Movement. It depicts a couple, two mythical figures, half human. Extremely ornate and beautifully made, encased in a marquetry frame. The box looks barely used, still has the jewelry store tag inside the cover adjacent to the maker, Valori. It was purchased at Zaffiro Gioielli, located in Messina, Italy.
The box measures approximately 12″ by 8″ by 3″ high. It is in very good condition except for one small area around the edge as depicted in the photos. It is not obvious and does not detract from its beauty. The sterling silver panel is rhodium plated, two high points have lost the rhodium.
Fully hallmarked, estimated to date from the 1980s.