Johann-Georg Aigner was born between 1761 and 1765, became a master goldsmith in 1789 and was active until 1820. Two other boxes by him are recorded, one in the Gilbert Collection (illustrated in C. Truman, The Gilbert Collection of Gold Boxes - Volume Two, London, 1999, p. 93, no. 585), the other in the Victoria & Albert Museum, inv. no. 190-1878.