A deeply repousse copper lidded box with designs of mountains, clouds, and two four-claw dragons with a flaming pearl in-between. In the center of the lid is a nice deeply carved, hand polished jade with trigram marks and a shou character in the center. The jade looks white because of a large white cloudiness on one side. There are 22 turquoise cabochons circling the jade. The lid and box make a rattling sound when moved. This might be from reliquaries inside. The flaming pearls and dragon heads fit together from lid to box. The box is unmarked. 6 3/8″ (16.2 cm) diameter x 2 ¾” (7.0 cm) tall. Weighs 1 lb 4.2 oz (575 g). There are no cracks or breaks. The bottom has a very small dent along the edges and another small one near the center. Two turquoise cabochons on the top missing. The metal has oxidized to a nice brown patina. The base has a lighter rectangle mark where a label may have been. The lid has a tendency to slide to one side unless it’s revolved to the correct position. A wonderful hand made box with age and artistry that would grace a home or collection. I love the jade on the lid and how it rattles when moved. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “wakdeenrugs” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: China
- Color: Blue
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Jade
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original