An identical box, with the same maker's mark and scene on the base, though with the lion facing towards the left, from the The Palace Collections of Egypt, the Farouk Sale, Sotheby's, Cairo, 10 March 1954, lot 696, illustrated A. K. Snowman, Eighteenth Century Gold Boxes of Europe, Woodbridge, 1990, pl. 743, was sold Christie's, New York, 19 April 2002, lot 8. As boxes of this type were usually made in pairs, it is highly likely that the present box is the matching pair to the Farouk box. A pair of boxes with identical covers of two lions facing each other, the bases depicting deer, was sold Christie's, Geneva, 28 April 1976, lot 167. A similar lion-form box, though without the diamond-set mane, sold Christie's, New York, 18 October 1994, lot 203. This box is now in the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, and illustrated in C. Truman, The Gilbert Collection of Gold Boxes, vol. II, 1999, illus. p. 75. A related cheetah-form snuff-box, with the same maker's mark S N, sold Christie's, New York, 18 April 1991, lot 192.