Antique, silver snuff box. Measures approx 2 inches (50mm) long and 1 1/4 inches (30mm) wide. Weighs 46.2 grams. Rectangular box with hinged lid and thumbpiece in front. Unusually decorated both top and bottom. The top of the lid has a rectangular reserve, intended for the owner’s initials, but still vacant. It is surrounded by beautifully chased peonies / chrysanthemums on a stippled, textured ground. The bottom is similarl chased with flowers and foliage. The inside of the box is gilded. The inner lid is marked with an 88 or bb, maker’s mark MK and a Chinese chop mark. The mark MK was used by a maker in Canton during the 2nd half of the 19th century. A napkin ring, page 38 of the book on Chinese Export Silver, the Chan Collection, has very similar decoration to this box and is dated circa 1870. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE. See our policies below. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers. We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return. Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don’t forget to insure and track properly. Any questions, just ask. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item “Antique Chinese Export Silver Snuff Box Signed MK (#4746)” is in sale since Friday, April 14, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes”. The seller is “brendaginsberg” and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Boxes
- Primary Material: Silver
- Age: 1850-1899
- Region of Origin: China
- Original/Reproduction: Original