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Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870

A fine and impressive pair of antique Chinese Export silver gilt heart shaped potpourri boxes; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU: A1812
Price: £1,195.00
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Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870
Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes - Antique Circa 1870

Description


These fine antique Chinese Export Silver (CES) gilt potpourri boxes have a heart shaped form onto three ball style feet.


The gilded body of each box is embellished with impressive panels of pierced floral and leaf ornamentation.


Each heart shaped box is fitted with a push fit cover featuring further pierced floral decoration to the domed portion, encompassed with a solid border accented with nail-work Persian script*.


The covers are surmounted with plain rounded handles.


The CES hallmarks struck to the underside of each gilded potpourri box includes:

Maker's mark: MK (undocumented name)

Silver quality/purity mark: 88 (88 standard, 880/1000)

Character mark: Untraced


* Nail-work ornamentation is a common method used in Persia and across the Middle East. Using a potpourri box to contain herbs, spices and fragrances is a traditional part of the Jewish culture, especially those of Persian decent.


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Condition


These antique potpourri boxes are a very good gauge of silver, very good quality and in excellent condition.

The original gilding to each box is in good condition.

The pierced decoration to each box is all sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the boxes are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 5.7cm/2.2"

Width 4.6cm/1.8"

Height 4.3cm/1.7"


Weight


2.9 troy ounces/90.4g


 
 
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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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