Chinese Antique Silver Snuff Bottle with Long Heavy Antique Chain. This fine, important and heavy gauge antique Chinese silver box is suspended on an equally heavy and impressive original antique solid silver chain and is a fine piece of oriental craftsmanship from the late 19th or very early 20th Century. Richly embossed with numerous birds and sea creatures including crabs and stylised fish in the Mongolian taste as well as various Chinese characters, it is in fantastic antique condition with no damage and retains a fresh sheen as well as the superb antique patina in between the design. Chinese silver marks can be seen clearly on both ends of the piece. While given its size, weight and quality it is fairly obvious that this would have graced the neck of some important official or individual, we are not entirely sure what its purpose might have been. It could be a snuff box (which might have been used with some sort of snuff spoon) or else possibly an amulet holder which could have been worn to ward off evil spirits. Whichever way, it will make a highly prized addition to the most demanding collection, and is offered at a very reasonable price. While you’re here, why not take a moment to look at our other antique items? Do be in touch with any questions. The item “Chinese Antique Silver Snuff Bottle with Long Heavy Antique Chain” is in sale since Monday, September 21, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Snuff Bottles”. The seller is “zapperantiques” and is located in Manchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Chinese
- Product: Snuff Bottle
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Silver
- Original/Repro: Antique Original