An Exquisite Antique Chinese Silvered Enamel BoxAn Exquisite Antique Chinese Silvered Enamel BoxAn Exquisite Antique Chinese Silvered Enamel BoxAn Exquisite Antique Chinese Silvered Enamel BoxAn Exquisite Antique Chinese Silvered Enamel BoxAn Exquisite Antique Chinese Silvered Enamel BoxAn Exquisite Antique Chinese Silvered Enamel BoxAn Exquisite Antique Chinese Silvered Enamel BoxAn Exquisite Antique Chinese Silvered Enamel BoxAn Exquisite Antique Chinese Silvered Enamel BoxAn Exquisite Antique Chinese Silvered Enamel BoxAn Exquisite Antique Chinese Silvered Enamel Box

As these types of boxes go, this represents the pinnacle of its form. This was probably a cigarette box, as it is lined with wood, however it is so wonderful and elaborate it could serve a variety of functions. Remarkably, the enamels, in shades of blue and purple, are almost completely intact, so rare for these boxes. On the box we see cavorting about a squirrel with very large eyes, possibly a flying squirrel' some species of which are native to China. In Chinese symbolism, the squirrel can be seen as industrious; if you dream of a squirrel it means you hard work will be rewarded. This box dates to about 1900 and as we've said is in remarkable condition. Plus, it is simply beautiful! Measures 6 1/2" X 3 3/4" X 2 1/4". An excellent example!

ITEM ID
CA32
ITEM TYPE
Antique
ORIGIN
China • Chinese
PURPOSE
Boxes

An Exquisite Antique Chinese Silvered Enamel Box

$228 $328 SALE

Add to Cart
Email Shop Owner

2 other shoppers are interested in this item


    Red Tag Sale Starts Friday! Click Preview above! Items reduced 20% off and more, click Sale Items!
    At Tradewinds you'll discover antique porcelain, glass, silver, jewelry, toys, orientalia, snuff bottles, and many surprises!

    since 2017

    calculating shipping...


    Tradewinds Antiques


    Dave Mathis
    Peachtree City , GA Gold Gold Ruby Lane Exclusive since 2017