For sale here is an EXQUISITE vintage 1940s 50s handmade Chinese Export silver filigree nature scene design lidded and footed box. Entirely laboriously and gloriously handmade! Incredible detail especially in the nature scene at top of two ducks amongst plants in the water. Measures 6″ by 3-5/8″ by 2 tall and weighs 326.7 grams or about 10-1/2 troy ounces. Marked “Silver” at bottom, tested and is the standard 900 silver most commonly used in Chinese silver items. This box was given at coat of clear lacquer to prevent tarnish when new, and has survived very well with just fine light wear and some fine tarnish here and there. I’ve been in the vintage/collectible business for over 35 years. I’m on the list of advisers for both the second and third editions of Warman’s Jewelry by the late great Christie Romero. I was a founding member for the online forum Silver Forum and the Modern Silver website with Marbeth Schon. I was also a contributing author for the traveling exhibit and accompanying book, “William Spratling, and the Mexican Silver Renaissance” edited by Penny Morrill. I’m a gemologist, and I have jewelry design and jewelry-making experience as well. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “EXQUISITE Vintage 1950s Handmade Chinese Export Silver Filigree Nature Scene BOX” is in sale since Thursday, June 15, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Chinese\Boxes”. The seller is “cpkapty” and is located in Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Provenance: estate item
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China