Here I have a Rare Early/Mid 20thC Chinese White Metal Case “From Mill Men of Shanghai”. The plate on the front is engraved “Presented to Mr McCann from Mill Men of Shanghai”. Behind the engraved plate is stamped “UENWO” with some Chinese characters. The case has been intricately cast with garden, buildings and Asian figures in a variety of settings. From the 1920s to 1940s, Shanghai was a major centre of textile manufacturing and trade and expatriates from around the world worked there. I assume Mr McCann was Australian. I have not cleaned the case and the tarnish on the inside of the case points towards it having some silver content – but I cannot guarantee this. Otherwise, the case is in beautiful condition – there are no bends, warps or damage. Closed, the two parts sit together evenly. Enlarge the photos for the best visual description of condition. Where I have used the flash, this shows detail, no flash is more indicative of colour. 127mm x 76mm x 30mm deep. Overseas will depend upon destination. If you’re having a look at the stuff I sell and your interests are along these lines, then use whatever engine of searching you use to find Auspickers. I can really recommend you have a look at How Bazaar – have a search using that it should come up top of the pops. I know them well (very well) and if you been happy with the service I provide, I know they won’t let you down! The item “Rare Early/Mid 20thC Chinese White Metal Case From Mill Men of Shanghai” is in sale since Friday, October 21, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Boxes”. The seller is “originalauspickers” and is located in North Geelong, Victoria. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Originating Region: China
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Colour: Silver
- Material: Silver
- Era: 1930s