A rare small perfume box for "l'eau de la reine" or so-called "loderein box" ("lodereindoosje" in Dutch) in silver gilt, finely engraved with a love theme on the lid in the shape of a cock with the text around it: "QUAND CE COCQ CHANTERA MON AMOR FINIRA" (trans.: "When this cock will sing my love will end"). The sides are decorated with decorative ornaments typical of the Regency period.
Without hallmarks, but most likely - judging by the style and the quality - made in the city of Liège, circa 1730/40, in the typical "Régence liégeois" style.
In a remarkable condition with sharp engravings.
Dimensions: height 3,2cm ; base 2,5cm x 2,5cm ; weight 27,02 grammes