PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE LISTING. Please see ALL PHOTOS and read the description. Up for sale here is a nice, very rare, Chinese niello enamel with silver inlay opium box. These little treasures do not come up for sale very often. The motifs vary, but this one has a dragon on the top and bats on the sides with a honeycomb design in the background. It is signed on the bottom. It dates to the late Qing period. The bottom portion is in very good condition. The lid is good except for a split at the seam on one end and someone has attempted to repair with adhesive. Since it is at the seam, a competent metallurgist can fix it. Measures 2 3/8″ long x 1 1/4″ wide x 7/8 tall. Please see photos for details and condition. Good luck and please feel free to ask any questions. The item “Antique Chinese Niello Enameled Silver Copper Inlay Opium Box Bat Dragon Signed” is in sale since Friday, June 1, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques”. The seller is “andrewshane” and is located in Conway, Arkansas. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Bronze, Copper, Silver
- Maker: Unknown
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: Opium Box
- Color: Bronze/Copper