Inscription: Engraved on rim: GEORGE.A.PARIS; Engraved on insetting rim of cover: 980; A slip of paper inside box, written in ink in both French and Russian: "The heir to the throne brought [this] to me from Moscow and kissed me. 15 november 1850."
Marking:  crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, JG, device a star (maker's mark of Jean George);  crossed laurel branches (Paris charge mark for gold and small silver, 1762–68);  crowned italic A (Paris warden's mark for gold, 1764–65);  hound's head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1762–68).
Location of marks:
– inside wall of box
 on insetting rim of cover