ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER LARGE DRAGON BISCUIT BOX, CUMWO c.1890

ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER LARGE DRAGON BISCUIT BOX, CUMWO c.1890

2,995.00

REFERENCE NUMBER: A3535

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century very rare Chinese Export Solid Silver large biscuit box, of typical cylindrical form, decorated in repousse' relief with dragons chasing the flaming pearl on a matted ground, the hinged cover chased with a dragon, sermounted with a protruding head as a finial.

The box is rare, particularly large and well crafted, the inside is richly parcel gilt.
The base is Hallmarked Chinese Export silver (acid tested shows 900+ standard), Mark CW for Cumwo of Hong Kong, it dates to the 1880's.

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No damage, just general wear.

SIZE

Height: 20cm

Width: 12.5cm

Weight: 675g