CHINESE EXPORT SILVER CIGARETTE CASE c1875 – WATLAND FAMILY. A very fine, c1875 Chinese export silver twenty four figure cigarette case. Classic rectangular form, with well hinged button press top. The top with period engraved WATLAND family crest, raised hand with dagger and. The WATLAND family motto “With heart and Hand”. Front, top section with two figures, one with battle lance, the other sword, which appears. To have been broken during martial arts training. Below, a two level scene of farming, figure with oxen, other reclining while land owner takes notice. Opposite side, figures leading horse, traveling, several travelers. Sides with figures practicing martial arts, others with parasol in garden. Lush tree and foliage, gazebo and thatch roof dwellings, all set. Against classic stippled background. Some loss to facial detail, as shown, and one tiny ding. The very rare late 19th century Chinese export silver twenty-four figure martial arts. Cigarette case is just under 5 inches and weighs 4.8 standard ounces. We guarantee solid silver, hand crafted in China during the time frame suggested. The item “Chinese Export Silver Box c1875 Martial Arts Watkand Family” is in sale since Wednesday, November 6, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes”. The seller is “supershrink” and is located in Supply, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Silver
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original