Lot 23: CHINESE EXPORT SILVER BOX AND COVER UNMARKED 18cm diam, 12.9oz
December 5, 2012
Edinburgh, United KingdomLive Auction
CHINESE EXPORT SILVER BOX AND COVER
of shallow circular outline with pull off cover, the body with linear borders with foliate details, the cover with central boss enclosing a dragon surrounded by trailing foliage and flowerheads
18cm diam, 12.9oz
even dark tone throughout
the rims uneven in pace and with some larger dents
the base and sides with areas of tear where now separated - two places
cover decoration good with some scuffs to higher points
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