Chinese Vintage Engraved Silver Mixed Metal and Porcelain Small Box of Lotus FlowerChinese Vintage Engraved Silver Mixed Metal and Porcelain Small Box of Lotus FlowerChinese Vintage Engraved Silver Mixed Metal and Porcelain Small Box of Lotus FlowerChinese Vintage Engraved Silver Mixed Metal and Porcelain Small Box of Lotus FlowerChinese Vintage Engraved Silver Mixed Metal and Porcelain Small Box of Lotus FlowerChinese Vintage Engraved Silver Mixed Metal and Porcelain Small Box of Lotus Flower

This Chinese vintage engraved silver mixed metal and porcelain small box of flowers is relatively new, about 20 years old. I do not really know or much about Chinese wares. There is so much to learn! I love how the metal which looks like a tin is engraved, it is a pretty color silver and lightweight. These make wonderful gift and collection boxes. I am not sure if these are used ceremonially like the tea ceremony kogo are or not, something to find out. I think the dealer from Japan said it was. The top is covered in a blue based porcelain, with delicate red lotus flower and its green leaves. These are made from chards, or pieces of broken porcelain, and a friend even shared with me that special chards are even displayed in museums. It is in excellent condition with no dings cracks or chips and is has a little patina.

SIZE: Width 2.84 inches or 7.3 cm. Length 2.69 inches or 6.9 cm. Height 1.56 inches or 4cm. Weight 150 grams

the Lotus flower

Primarily a symbol of purity, the lotus is revered in Japan for its ability to rise from the dirty muddy waters to bloom into a beautiful flower. Most commonly associated with the Buddhist achievement of enlightenment, it has been used as a very popular symbol of living your life to the fullest.

Item ID: A1925


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Chinese Vintage Engraved Silver Mixed Metal and Porcelain Small Box of Lotus Flower

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