Antique Chinese Export Silver Locking Box
Antique Chinese Export Silver Locking Box
Antique Chinese Export Silver Locking Box
Antique Chinese Export Silver Locking Box
Antique Chinese Export Silver Locking Box
Antique Chinese Export Silver Locking Box
Antique Chinese Export Silver Locking Box
Antique Chinese Export Silver Locking Box
Antique Chinese Export Silver Locking Box
Antique Chinese Export Silver Locking Box
Antique Chinese Export Silver Locking Box
Antique Chinese Export Silver Locking Box
Antique Chinese Export Silver Locking Box
Antique Chinese Export Silver Locking Box
Antique Chinese Export Silver Locking Box

Antique Chinese Export Silver Locking Box

c. 1890 China

Offered by AC Silver

£2,750 gbp
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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 iris 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.

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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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.

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

Origin: China

Date: Circa 1890
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A2754 when enquiring about the piece.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase.
Stock Code
A2754
Medium
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Chinese Export silver box with lock; an addition to our oriental silver collection
Signed/Inscribed
The character marks/hallmarks struck to the underside are all very clear.
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