Of Prussian origin, this snuff box of bloodstone takes the shape of a recumbent pug dog. He sports diamond-set eyes and teeth, a tongue of rhodonite and the gold inlaid inscription "TOUJOURS FIDELE" on his collar.
The doggie sits upon a rectangular four-color gold base which has been chased with a scene of three hounds attacking a bull in a wooded landscape.
The box was given by George, Duke of Cambridge to King Edward VII. Edward bequeathed the box to his son, King George V.