The following description was prepared by William Gross:
One of the great skills among Jews of Damascus was the working of metals in the damascene technique. Much of this kind of product was apparently made for tourists. This object is a damascene jewelry box, with both Arabic and Hebrew inscriptions. The work is particularly fine and the interior is made of cedar wood. There was no specific use for this kind of box, which could be used to hold almost anything.
Inscription: Hebrew: Ben Port Yosef Alei Ayin The work of Israel in Damascus in the year 5664 [1903/04] Arabic: Sayings