Square-shaped tea box in transparent moulded crystal, cut and engraved, commemorating the Treaties of Tilsit signed in July 1807, decorated on each side with the crowned profiles of Tsar Alexander I of Russia and Emperor Napoleon I, as well as their monograms surmounting military trophies.
Cork stopper and original silver plated metal frame.
H. 10.5 x L. 8 cm.
A tea box from the"service n°177" with the same shape but with a different and less rich decoration is reproduced in the exhibition catalogue of the Centenary of the Patriotic War of 1812, Moscow, ed. V. Bozhovsky, 1913, p. 280