ANTIQUE 20thC CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER LARGE DRAGON BOX c.1900

ANTIQUE 20thC CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER LARGE DRAGON BOX c.1900

1,995.00

20th Century Chinese Export box, of rectangular form, the hinged cover decorated in repousse' relief with dragons chasing the flaming pearl of wisdom on a matted ground, the centre applied with Chinese characters. Each side panel is decorated with different scenes depicting butterflies and chrysanthemums, butterflies and orchids, forest and deers, bamboo with birds and animals.

REFERENCE NUMBER: A3685

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 20th Century Chinese Export solid silver box, of rectangular form, the hinged cover decorated in repousse' relief with dragons chasing the flaming pearl of wisdom on a matted ground, the centre applied with Chinese characters. Each side panel is decorated with different scenes depicting butterflies and chrysanthemums, butterflies and orchids, forest and deers, bamboo with birds and animals. The box is very rare, large and very well crafted, some of the details are parcel gilt to add importance.
The box is unmarked, but has been acid tested and shows 900 grade silver, made in the early 1900's.

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No damage, just general wear. 

SIZE

Height: 9cm
Width: 17 x 11cm
Weight: 545g