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I have a small gold box with a crown on the top, a latch and

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I have a small gold box with a crown on the top, a latch and when you open it there is a gold leaf type design in a v shape on a small black string-it sits inside the box. There is also what looks like a very small key slot on the bottom. It is most likely from Switzerland or France as it was my Grandmother's. We are stumped as to what it can possibly be. Jewelers are unable to identify and can only tell us it is gold. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There~
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Please see the attached photos. Thanks.
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the images.
Please allow me some time to look these over for you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I'm still waiting for your answer
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


I have not found a match to your object for you. I will opt-out and open your question again to all the experts at no additional charge. You do not need to relist your question.

I hope you find the information that you seek.


Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

Hi! My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help with your little gold box.

Are there any maker's marks or numbers on it anywhere, or on the gold laurel leaf?

Many thanks and wait to hear,