A boyar holding his shield and a drawn sword is depicted in plique-├í-jour enamel raised over a stippled ground. The sun is setting over the water in the background. Above an owl is perched on a limb amidst blossoms and leaves. A wading crane is surrounded by vividly colored blossoms and leaves on the reverse. The colors of the plique-à-jour enamel are white, yellow, pale green, orange, red, turquoise and various blues. Bordering both the front and back faces of the case are rows of blue circles and green and white lozenge shapes in opaque filigree enamel.