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The surface of this Chinese box is embellished with a matte texture with a variety of embossed decorated water dwelling traditional Chinese crane style bird designs stagnant amidst stemmed foliate designs.
The box is fitted with a hinged cover further embellished with embossed decoration identical to that of the body and incorporating a central circular vacant cartouche.
The underside of the box is plain and unembellished.
This impressive box retains the original gilded interior.
The hallmarks struck to the rim of this impressive box include:
Maker's mark: SF (Sing Fat)
Silver quality/purity mark: 90 (90 standard, 900/1000)
Character mark: Untraced
10.6 troy ounces/330g
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The embossed decoration is all very sharp.
The character marks/hallmarks struck to the rim of the body are all very clear.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique Chinese Export silverware.
Origin: Canton & Shanghai
Date: Circa 1900
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear