Good French gilt metal and Japanese porcelain casket, 19th century. Photo Lyon & Turnbull

the hinged lid and sides set with porcelain panels painted with exotic birds, chrysanthemum, vases, scrolling foliage and pagodas, with side carrying handles and a void interior; 37cm wide, 25cm high, 24cm deep - Estimate £4,000-6,000

Provenance: On Instructions of Caroline, Countess of Lonsdale, Lowther Castle.

Lyon & Turnbull. Fine Antiques. 7 Dec 2011 11:00. Edinburgh www.lyonandturnbull.com