Get Vendio Gallery – Now FREE! Antique Chinese export silver moth box. An early Qingming box for tomb sweeping day. Original mirror to lid albeit with some wear. Complex engraved decoration to body. Superb detailing to lid inclusive of figural bat hinges. Makers mark to underside of base. Please see above left for further images to be super sized for extra viewing. A finely crafted early Chinese solid silver moth box. This is a genuine antique. Retains its original inner mirror albeit with some wear. Mirror inside this box plays an important role and is not broken, but has some deterioration. Ancient Chinese folklore believe mirrors frighten away ev. Il spirits who are fearful of their own appearance. Exactly the role played by the mirror. N this beautiful box. Ming also referred to as Tomb Sweeping Day, is a traditional festival dedicated to paying respect to family an. E significance of the moth is prof. Ist tradition is t. Souls of loved ones. And form part of the Chinese myth that. Featuring a large moth to lid. Accompanied by figural bat hinges(good fortune). Ror and fitted compartments once housed. Cherish mementos of the deceased. Boxes such as this function as spiritual mem. In very good condition. Some wear to original mirror. Tarnish spots to underside of base. Your piece will be meticulously presented in bubble wrap, loose fill and encased in a strong durable box; g. Antiques are not only an investment, but can be lots of fun! Please note: Client information is treated in strictest confidence. The item “Antique Chinese export solid silver Qingming moth box tomb sweeping bats signed” is in sale since Sunday, October 16, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling”. The seller is “vandalane” and is located in Northern NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Era: 1800s
- Originating Region: China
- Product Type: Boxes
- Original/Reproduction: Original