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Antique Chinese Export Silver Box

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Chinese Export silver double skin box; an addition to our range of silver boxes and cases. This exceptional antique Chinese Export Silver box has a plain rectangular form. The surface of the body is encompassed with a large oriental Chinese dragon design amidst clouds, all in high relief. This silver cigarette box is fitted with a solid silver hinged cover and embellished to the sides with a continuation of the decoration to the body. The top of the cover of the box is ornamented with a further large coiling dragon design. The interior of this impressive double skin box has a cedar wood lining. The hallmarks struck to the underside of this fine CES box include the retailer's mark and icon for Kuhn & Kormor*. This oriental box has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as pure (1000/1000) silver. This antique Chinese Export silver box is an exceptional gauge of silver for its type. * Kuhn & Kormor, also called K&K or the "Asprey of Asia" were a Hungarian retailer with a headquarters in Shanghai, known for their luxury items. Dimensions Length 20.6cm/8.1" Width 11.3cm/4.4" Height 8.7cm/3.4" Weight 23.8 troy ounces/742g (including cedar wood lining) Maker: Kuhn & Kormor Origin: Shanghai, China Date: Circa 1900 Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Condition This antique box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent condition, in keeping with age. There are some pin hole blemishes in the whiskers to the dragon on the body and at some period the upper edge of the cover has had lead strengthening. The wear to this piece is to be expected with age and function, but does not detract from the overall aesthetic appearance. Such double skinned boxes of this type are rare to the market, and is therefore worthy of inclusion in our inventory. The decoration is very sharp. The retailer's mark to the underside of the box are all very clear. Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this example of antique Asian silverware. SKU: A3665

Details

  • Creator
    Kuhn & Komor 1 (Retailer)
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Please see the Description for details about the condition of this item.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 3.4 in. x W 4.4 in. x D 8.1 in.H 8.64 cm x W 11.18 cm x D 20.58 cm
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    A3665
  • Reference Number
    LU1200213969412
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Located in Jesmond, GB
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