CHINESE EXPORT SILVER BOX c1875 DRAGONS IN WAVES – BREATHING FIRE A very fine, hand crafted c1875 (possibly earlier) Chinese export silver battling dragons in waves scholar’s box. Classic rectangular shape, with well hinged cover. The cover with dragons battling for the sacred pearl. Here the pearl is fiery orb design, not often seen. The dragons are rising from rolling waves. One breathing fire at a small fish below – an even more unique design feature. Framed in rolling leafy vine and chrysanthemum flower head border work. The sides and back panel with conforming dragon, and pear decoration, and rolling cloud border. The interior is solid silver, there are no wood panels or wood base, as found in lesser, later period boxes. This fine c1875 Chinese export silver dragon box is 7 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches. And it weighs 27 standard ounces. The box is 100% silver construction, there is no wood interior as found on many. Hallmarked in series of characters. In very fine condition. Rich silver patina throughout. Retains near original detail, and cover. The item “Chinese Export Silver Dragon Box c1875 Signed 27 Ounces” is in sale since Tuesday, February 18, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes”. The seller is “supershrink” and is located in Supply, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: silver
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original