A silver-gilt and enamel pill-box of square shape with rounded corners, covered with a hinged lid with a twisted ropework border. The lid and sides are decorated with panels of floral design on alternating stippled gold and deep purple ground. Inside the lid is inscribed in English: Mrs.W.L. Sims, from T.E.H.
Maria Semyonova (active 1896-1917) – an important Russian silversmith and enameller. A daughter of a well-known silversmith Vasili Semyonov, Maria took over the family business after his death. Under her supervision, the firm became famous for its high-quality enamels in the Neo-Russian style.