Vintage Chinese Enamel Box with Three FiguresVintage Chinese Enamel Box with Three FiguresVintage Chinese Enamel Box with Three FiguresVintage Chinese Enamel Box with Three FiguresVintage Chinese Enamel Box with Three FiguresVintage Chinese Enamel Box with Three FiguresVintage Chinese Enamel Box with Three FiguresVintage Chinese Enamel Box with Three Figures

This ca. 1920 box is marked "China" on the bottom in a way that dates it from around 1900-1930. The metal is copper or brass with a white metal plating. The top and sides are enameled in a technique similar to cloisonne, except that the metal lines separating the colors are raised. There are three figures on the lid; one is a Chinese gentleman in traditional dress laying on a bed; another man carrying a staff is approaching him; a third man holding a palette is looking out of a window; his back is turned. The box is nicely hand-wrought; colors used include turquoise, green, rose, and blue. The sides are also enamel work, floral in design, using the same four colors. The inside is white metal. The box measures 2 1/2" X 2" X 3/4" thick. It is in excellent original condition except for the patina of age.

Item ID: 318AC

Vintage Chinese Enamel Box with Three Figures

$65 USD

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