The intricate filigree metal work combined with the use of enamels for additional details are typical of Court taste throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
Compare an enamel-inset silver gilt octagonal box attributed to the Yongzheng period, illustrated in the Chinese University of Hong Kong exhibition, Tributes from Guangdong to the Qing Court, Hong Kong, 1987, no. 40. A related hexagonal stained ivory box included in the same exhibition displays very similar foliate decoration on an openwork ground, ibid., no. 64.