Fine pressed tortoiseshell round lidded box, English early 19th century, signed "W. Wilson J.", decorated with flowers and inscribed:

Cupid once upon a bed of roses lay his weary head

Luckless urchin not to see within the leaves a lumbering bee

The bee awak'd - with anger wild the bee awak'd and stung the child

Size: ¾ h x 3 w x 3 d in
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