We are pleased to offer this 19. Century, Qing [Ching] Dynasty, Chinese, Sterling Silver, moth box. Skillfully crafted, this magnificent piece has been exquisitely repoussed and chased, and features a moth, wings spread, among sular floral motifs on its top, as well as the Eight Taoist Attributes i. Fan, sword, double gourd and crutch, bamboo tube and rods, etc among flora along its scalloped edges. Unending, geometric borders provide added aesthetics to this already charming box, as does the presence of an auspicious bat near the hinge pin. Please note, this box shows signs of wear commensurate with age and use including a missing bat (should be two) on the lower portion of the hinge, as well as not closing entirely (slight gap). Additionally, restoration has occurred to include the replacement of the original hinge pin. See photos for more details. Dimensions: 3 x 3.5 x 1.25. We are a working jewelry store and gallery and, therefore, are not available to answer questions on weekends. All of our pieces are guaranteed genuine– no reproductions! Supplementary images can be supplied upon request. All items are subject to pre-sale. All dimensions are approximate. 9.1.17 SC. The item “19th C Qing Ching Dynasty Chinese Sterling Silver Moth Box- SIGNED” is in sale since Friday, September 01, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes”. The seller is “haiggalleries” and is located in Rochester, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Color: Silver
- Age: 1850-1899
- Region of Origin: China
- Primary Material: Sterling Silver
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original