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Fine Chinese Export Silver Filigree Card Case c.1870 (1 of 18)
The Fancy Fox
Flag of United KingdomSuffolk, UK
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Fine Chinese Export Silver Filigree Card Case c.1870

REF: FA1645 / LA492442
£325
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Description
A very fine Chinese filigree silver visiting card case with serpentine walls and lift off cover with ornate shaped inner flange. Each side with a base pattern of tight scrolls overlaid with flowering vines and central shaped panel of very tight filigree work. Overlaid onto these are very intricate, multi-layered vignettes, one with a dragon or sea serpent and a crab amongst the waves and the other with a complex arrangement of flowers and leaves. The walls have a fishscale type pattern and the top is applied with a vacant cartouche. A small plaque with maker's initial Mk sits at the top left corner of the dragon side, name unidentified but based in Canton.
measurements
It measures 8.3cm (3 1/4") tall and 5.4cm (2 1/8") wide and 1.3cm (1/2") deep. It weighs 33g / 1.1ozt.
declaration
The Fancy Fox has clarified that the Fine Chinese Export Silver Filigree Card Case c.1870 (LA492442) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1870
condition
In excellent condition; I've inspected very carefully and there are only a very few individual strands of the background coils that have a split and there are no losses I can see.
additional info
Material:
Date of Manufacture:
c.1870
location
This Fine Chinese Export Silver Filigree Card Case c.1870 is located in Suffolk, United Kingdom