Uncommon example of Peking Glass from the turn of the 19th C into the 20th C., late Qing Dynasty. This lovely, soft green box is designed to look like precious jade, the translucent green glass gathers light and seems to glow from within. It is framed with repousse and chased metal mounts, possibly low grade silver (I'm not sure,) that are adorned with polychrome foliate enamel designs. The glass is hand etched on the top and front of the box with graceful lotus imagery.
CONDITION is beautiful, with no chips, cracks or other problems to the glass box. The metal has some expected tarnish, but the enamel looks to be in very nice shape. There is an old label, presumably an original export label, on the bottom, and the mount is stamped simply "China", made for the western market. The piece measures 4 " x 3 1/2" x 2 7/8" tall overall.
This beautiful box will be a bright spot on your dresser, vanity, or desk, and will corral those unsightly bobby pins, Q-tips, paper clips, or any other small items you care to stash away... or it will simply look elegant in a collection. Enjoy!