It has a plain shell-shaped body sitting in a cast frame with remarkably chased branch supports and the original interior features elegant hand-pierced dividers. This wonderful container could house anything from sweets to biscuits or trinkets. The opening mechanism is as intricate as the shell decoration, it opens out into two halves and is held shut by gorgeous laurel wreath loose ring handles at the top. Whatever you choose to store in this lovely item you are sure to do it in style. In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.