Here we have an absolutely stunning carved mother of pearl box with silver mounts. I believe this box would date to around 1800 and was likely made in China. Pieces like this were often made for export to France and this one shows a scene on the top of what looks like silk merchants measuring cloth with a whole host of ships in the background waiting for export. It is of elongated octagonal form with the sides all carved with flowers and a plain mother of pearl base. Likely originally used as a table snuff box. The silver mounts have a mark right under the thumb clip but years of opening and closing have made this illegible. The quality of the cameo type carving on this box is very high, one of the best and most interesting I have ever seen. It measures approximately 4 inches or 102mm wide by 2.25 inches or 57mm deep by 1.25 inches or 32mm tall. Good condition, The structure of the box is sound, the hinge great and the lid tight fitting. The back left small panel is slightly loose when touched from the inside but this is barely worth mentioning. The big issue as you can see is the 2 cracks to the top of the piece, boxes made from this material and of this age are very often cracked so it can be forgiven. The quality of this box also lets the owner forgive such an issue. Please view the photos closely as they will tell you more than words ever could. A lovely vintage box ideal for any serious collector. Please make sure you view the photographs closely a they make up a large part of the description, if you need to know anything specific please just ask. Please my other items as I have a lot of high quality interesting items for sale. IF YOU NEED ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR PICTURES PLEASE ASK. I always obtain proof of posting. All items will be packed to the highest standard using recycled materials. 1 day dispatch is only available on items paid within 24 hours of the auctions end, we post on Mondays and Tuesdays and any item paid for after the 24 hour period will be dispatched at our convenience. Anyone returning an item will have to have a legitimate grievance where it is clear I have misrepresented an item and not a case of where an item was assumed to be something it is not. All items are from a pet owning and smoking home. Please note it is only the described item included in the listings, other items are for display purposes only. If you are in any doubt please don’t hesitate to contact me. All my items are vintage or antique and as such are used, they will show signs of wear that would be expected on used items of age, any major imperfection will be stated in the listing but normal wear will not be, please ask if unsure. The item “A Superb Chinese Silver & Mother of Pearl Snuff Box Carved Silk Trade View c1800″ is in sale since Tuesday, October 10, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Boxes”. The seller is “tinsonant” and is located in Aylesbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.
GORGEOUS Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Filigree Box, with Enameling and PEARL Top! Condition: Very Nice overall. Size: 2 1/2 x 3 inches. Great looking RARE Piece! The item “RARE ANTIQUE CHINESE ENAMELED STERLING SILVER FILIGREE BOX W PEARL TOP” is in sale since Sunday, September 03, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Non-U.S. Silver\Asia”. The seller is “silvernut66″ and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
For sale set of 97 antique mother of pearl, nacre Chinese gaming counters / gaming chips. 4 decks or more antique playing cards. Looks like they are hand colored, Instructional booklets how to play Royal game “Bezique”. All are housed in original period black lacquer and wood box with raised figural decorations to the lid – some are missing. Most of original gilding is intact, with 4 round ball-like feet. Overlay condition is good considering age. Each chip engraved with a Chinese Temple to either side and engraved with a floral and point to point border. In overall good condition – see photos or ask questions. There is 45 chips in a shape of a fish. 21 oval in shape. 11 square in shape. 21 round in shape. Hard to find these early Chinese gaming cards and chips. World will be calculated. The item “Chinese gambling chips poker cards Mother Of Pearl nacre 98 pc box Qing 1830’s” is in sale since Friday, January 20, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques”. The seller is “rokas” and is located in Calgary, Alberta. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Antique Chinese silver and other natural materials, such as carved mother of pearl snuff box. 3 inches long; 2 1/4 inches wide. The top is a single piece of beautifully carved mother of pearl (abalone). It is set into a silver box with a hinged lid. The carving depicts a man riding a water buffalo, a popular theme in the late 18th – early 19th century. Almost as beautiful when open and see the contrast of the marbled bottom and pearly top. Very rare and exceptional piece with great workmanship and quality throughout. Not marked/signed in any way. Generally very good condition with a tiny rough patch in the natural material of the bottom, mentioned only for the sake of accuracy, but not impinging on the beauty of the piece. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE. See our policies below. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers. We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return. Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don’t forget to insure and track properly. Any questions, just ask. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item “Snuff Box Antique Chinese Silver Carved Mother of Pearl Water Buffalo (#4750)” is in sale since Thursday, May 25, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes”. The seller is “brendaginsberg” and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
19th Century Chinese Export Mother of Pearl Silver Box Engraved DuPont. It is 3.8 inches (9.5 cm) tall by 2 inches (4.7 cm) wide. It is 39.5 gram. The box has hairline cracks at the side, missing accessories (holes), stains, surfaces wears and scratches, and the silver is tarnished (as seen in the photos). How we pack your item is at our discretion. We will pack your item(s) as soon as possible. Please have patience with us. THIS WILL NOT HELP YOU TO PUT YOUR ITEM AT THE FRONT OF THE QUEUE INSTEAD WE WILL PUT YOUR ITEM AT THE END OF THE QUEUE OR WE WILL CANCEL YOUR ORDER! For porcelain and fragile items, we will use double boxes with plenty of packing peanuts and bubble wraps to pack. You have only two choices. Keep the item or return the item. Please retain all the packing materials including the boxes. Please take photos of the damage areas and the outside box. We will submit all the information to the insurer for claims. You will be required to sign an affidavit to attest the information submitted. If the item suffered only partial damage, the insurer will pay for the partial loss or repair cost. You will need to provide an appraisal to prove the loss of value if you wish to claim partial loss. If you wish to claim restoration cost, you will need to provide an estimate written by a restorer. The price will be at market price to be determined by the consignor. The price will always be more and never less. Please note that we have provided studio photos and sunlight photos in some items. However, there might be some color variations due to the difference in different computer monitors and different lighting. Please also note that we may post additional photos after we list our items. So, please scroll all the way down to look for additional information and photos posted. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “19th Century Chinese Export Mother of Pearl Silver Cigarette Box Engraved DuPont” is in sale since Wednesday, May 17, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes”. The seller is “ggyy2u” and is located in Duarte, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Made of mother of pearl and sterling silver. Measures 9.2 cm x 5.3 cm x 0.9 cm. Just a very tiny surface hole that does not go through on the case. No other damage or repair. Check out my other listings now for more Chinese antiques! Dear valued customers, I regularly list Chinese antiques coins, banknotes, medals, important documents, engravings, carvings, boxes, cases, frames, postcards, photos, stereoviews, fans, hats, ranks, badges, finials, embroideries, bonds, books, pocket watches, silver items etc etc. The item “19TH CENTURY CHINA CHINESE CARVED MOTHER OF PEARL CARD CASE BOX” is in sale since Saturday, March 11, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes”. The seller is “bond_artist” and is located in Singapore. This item can be shipped worldwide.
This is for a beautiful and totally pristine little Georgian sterling silver gaming counter box made by Nathaniel Mills in 1831 with its original 12 mother of pearl counters inside. The box and counters are rectangular in shape and the counter fit perfectly inside. The 12 pearl counters all show the same simple engraved design which is slightly different on the backs. Both sides having this unusual concave circular pattern as a border. The box carries a full set of clear English sterling silver hallmarks dating it to Birmingham 1831 along with the renowned silversmiths initials N. The box and the counters are in absolute excellent A1 condition. With no damage anywhere, there are no dings or dents, no holes, splits or cracks and there are no repairs or restorations, the whole thing is just as you would want to find it. The box measures 35mm (1.3″) by 24mm (1″) by 15mm (0.5) deep. Be sure to add me to your favourites list. Check out my other items. The item “GEORGIAN CHINESE PEARL GAMING COUNTERS ANTIQUE SILVER BOX NATHANIEL MILLS 1831″ is in sale since Thursday, February 23, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes”. The seller is “flikmywick” and is located in Bromyard. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Antique Chinese silver and other natural materials, such as carved mother of pearl snuff box. 3 inches long; 2 1/4 inches wide. The top is a single piece of beautifully carved mother of pearl (abalone). It is set into a silver box with a hinged lid. The carving depicts a man riding a water buffalo, a popular theme in the late 18th – early 19th century. Almost as beautiful when open and see the contrast of the marbled bottom and pearly top. Very rare and exceptional piece with great workmanship and quality throughout. Not marked/signed in any way. Generally very good condition with a tiny rough patch in the natural material of the bottom, mentioned only for the sake of accuracy, but not impinging on the beauty of the piece. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE. See our policies below. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers. We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return. Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don’t forget to insure and track properly. Any questions, just ask. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item “Snuff Box Antique Chinese Silver Carved Mother of Pearl Water Buffalo (#4750)” is in sale since Tuesday, February 07, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes”. The seller is “brendaginsberg” and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Xupes – Luxury Watches, Fine Art, Photography and Antiques. Antiques & Fine Art. Antiques & Fine Art Catalogue. PEARL & LACQUER BOXES 17/18TH C. Scroll Down for more large images below text. Height 6cm, Diameter 10,5cm. Probably 17th or early 18th century. Please see item description. We offer this fine and rare antique pair Chinese black lacquer boxes inlaid with mother of pearl figural designs and with silver mounts around the rims. These finely and lightly made rounded boxes stand on a narrow rounded foot, again mounted with a silver rim, and each has a rounded domed cover with a flat top. Both are finely inset with mother of pearl scenes of young children playing in a garden with fine floral designs and borders applied around the top and bottom edges of the boxes. The boxes come in a later fitted silk lined case which is probably responsible for the fine condition of these. Neither box is marked. Condition The boxes are offered in fine presentable condition with wear commensurate with age. One cover has a crack which extends through from the underside and although does not appear to have been repaired does not impact significantly on the piece. The other box has some feint surface cracking although this certainly does not detract. They are in fine condition considering their age and are rare examples to add to any serious collection! This item has been fully inspected in house. All items are researched thoroughly by our experts who have accumulated over 30 years of experience, we check authenticity and provenance in line with the strict standards of our Xupes Promise. We always include a detailed condition report and high definition images, this ensures absolute transparency for the customer. We encourage our clients to read both our description and view our images to determine the age and authenticity of the piece and we are always happy to provide additional information if required. Otherwise we will accept personal cheque, Postal Order, Bank Transfer or Cash on collection (preferred). Please ask at the time of ordering. All items are sent fully insured. While we are not liable for these additional charges we do encourage clients to research these prior to purchasing items from us. The liability for any damage incurred during transit will remain with the sender and all items dispatched by us will be sent fully insured. We are in no way affiliated with any of the brands we sell. This is a private sale. This watch is guaranteed 100% authentic as are all items we sell. Please see our feedback. Please take a moment to view our other items. Xupes is a web based company dealing in fine watches, jewellery, art and antiques and associated luxury goods. The company was established in 2009 and bases its trading on strict policies of absolute honesty, integrity and professionalism. We consider you, the client, as paramount to the success of our business. All our products are fully backed by our guarantees giving you total piece of mind. We also have exclusive access to one of the most exciting photographic archives accumulated over the past 65 years. Xupes Limited is a registered company in England & Wales registration no. Xupes Limited is not associated with any of the brands listed. We sell only branded watches. We do not cover accidental damage or loss. We sell fine jewellery and work with specialist suppliers to bring you honest and accurate descriptions. We can however modify items (such as resizing rings) although there may be a small charge. However any tampering or alteration will invalidate this guarantee. Art, Antiques & Photography. The item “ANTIQUE PAIR CHINESE SILVER MOUNTED MOTHER OF PEARL & LACQUER BOXES 17/18TH C” is in sale since Thursday, January 05, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Boxes”. The seller is “xupesartandantiques” and is located in Hertfordshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
This is a wonderful antique Chinese sterling silver box. With a beautiful dragon in the front. Then there are two other dragons on the side of the box You can see two dragons that are meeting in the center of a flaming pearl. Please preview photos to see the fantastic details. On the bottom of the box you can take a few Chinese Characters hallmarks. Please preview the photos to see it. The size of the box is 1 3/4 inches tall by 3 1/4 inches wide. The weight of the box is 160 grams. Please preview the photos for more details if you have any questions or any concerns please ask. Sent from my iPad. The item “Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Box With Awesome Dragons & Flaming Pearl” is in sale since Thursday, December 29, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes”. The seller is “media1antiques” and is located in Media, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.