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The anterior cover is embellished with an embossed and chased decorated iconic Chinese dragon design amidst clouds, on a matte background, incoporating a shield shaped vacant cartouche.
The posterior cover is ornamented with traditional embossed and chased plum blossom foliate and floral decoration, also on a matte background.
The rounded sides of this antique silver card case are plain and unembellished.
This silver cigarette/card case is fitted with a push fit catch, which when released reveals two hinged compartments.
This antique case retains the original gilded interior.
The hallmarks struck to the catch of this impressive case include:
Maker’s mark: Zee Wo
Character mark: Untraced
3 troy ounces/95g
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The embossed and chased decoration is very sharp.
Full hallmarks struck to the interior of the catch are all very clear, however we are unable to produce an image due to the difficult placement of these hallmarks.
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Era: Qing Dynasty
Origin: Shanghai, China
Date: Circa 1900
|Height||8.30 cm||(3.27 inches)|
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear