The intricate filigree metalwork combined with the use of enamel appliques is 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 exhibition catalogue, Tributes from Guangdong to the Qing Court, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1987, no. 40. A related octagonal stained ivory box on an integral base included in the same exhibition, which displays similarly arranged raised foliate decoration on a fine filigree ground, is also illustrated, no. 64.