Antique Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes
Antique Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes
Antique Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes
Antique Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes
Antique Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes
Antique Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes
Antique Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes
Antique Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes
Antique Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes

Antique Chinese Export Silver Gilt Potpourri Boxes

c. 1870 Canton, China

Offered by AC Silver

£1,195 gbp
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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 include:

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.

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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These antique 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.

Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.
Maker: M.K. (Undocumented Name)

Origin: Canton, China

Date: Circa 1870
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A1812 when enquiring about the piece.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase.
Stock Code
A1812
Medium
A fine and impressive pair of antique Chinese Export silver gilt heart shaped potpourri boxes; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection
Signed/Inscribed
Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the boxes are all very clear.
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