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Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Chinese Export silver box with lock; an addition to our oriental silver collection

SKU: A2754
Price: £2,750.00
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Chinese Export  Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export  Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export  Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export  Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export  Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export  Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export  Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export  Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export  Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export  Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export  Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export  Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export  Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export  Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export  Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export  Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Locking Box - Antique Circa 1890

Description


This exceptional antique Chinese Export Silver (CES) locking box has a rectangular form.


The surface of this antique box with lock is embellished with a chased decorated matte texture with a variety of embossed and chased decorated stemmed floral and foliate designs to the sides, including cherry blossom and larch arrangements.


The upper surface of the cover is ornamented with an embossed and chased decorated scene depicting a grassy terrain surrounding a tree with fan shaped leaves by the side of a winding stream, with a traditional Chinese crane style bird design stagnant to one side and in flight to the other.


The cover is further embellished with a central rectangular vacant cartouche.


The decoration to the box is encompassed with a plain paralleling border; the border to the cover incorporates a simple incurved design to each corner.


The underside of the box is plain and unembellished, apart from the Chinese character hallmarks.


The box retains the original fitted fully working lock and key.


This Chinese box was crafted by Heng Li, a silversmith considered to have been one of the finest of the Tientsin makers; Tientsin had one of the oldest traditions of silver making in China.


Maker: Heng Li
Origin: China

Condition


This antique box with lock is a very good gauge of silver, excellent quality and in excellent condition.

The embossed and chased decoration is very sharp.

The character marks/hallmarks struck to the underside are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique Chinese Export silverware.


Dimensions


Length 19.2cm/7.6"

Width 15.6cm/6.1"

Height 6.1cm/2.4"


Weight


23.2 troy ounces/722g (including locking mechanism)


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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