Antique Silver Chinese Pot. A wonderful little antique Chinese pot. This one is made of silver, with a couple of twisted copper bands to the shoulder and neck rim. I originally thought that it might be silver plated, but testing has revealed only silver apart from where the copper bands are showing. It is obviously hand made, and a beautiful item. It stands 9cm tall and has a maximum diameter of 8cm. To the sides it has four deep relief carved panels of the Four Gentlemen – The Plum Blossom, Bamboo, the Orchid and the Chrysanthemum. The top’shoulder’ of the pot is engraved with little panels with a leaf design in them, and the lid has a foliate or sea wave design. The stem of the pot has a beaten design, whilst underneath the base is an open basket weave sort of design underneath a solid base. I’m not sure what it would have been used for, but it is lovely. It dates to sometime before 1900, but quite how old it is I’m unsure. We are currently emptying attics and sheds where the family has hoarded for decades, so some interesting stuff is turning up – with quite a few vintage but unused items amongst the treasures. So, if this is the sort of thing you are interested in, it might be worth keeping an eye on the listings for a while…… Most customers are great, even when things go wrong, as they sometimes will. Our Feedback is good, especially considering that most of the things we sell are delicate breakable vintage items. I post daily, unless the car breaks down or we’re flooded, or the mice running this computer escape from their little wheel, or I have a terrible hangover from celebrating with Krug Champagne our latest e bay sale, or something. All our prices are in Pounds Sterling, the currency used on our small island. NOT dollars, Moon Tokens or little Glass Beads. We live in a house heated by log fires………. Yes, I know that sounds stroppy, but its either make this clear at the beginning or lose the will to live……….. If you don’t, and the item goes missing, I’ll send you the proof of posting so that you can make a claim from the post office. But don’t rely on this. We will only post to ITALY on an INTERNATIONAL SIGNED FOR service – far to much goes missing otherwise. The post office will not insure delicate items……….. The dear of them………. It is your responsibility to read the listing properly. VINTAGE OR ANTIQUE ITEMS…… Will, funnily enough, probably not look as if they were made yesterday. Our Vintage and Antique items will have age related wear. We will detail any damage, or serious wear – we will also let you know if the item is, in fact, in mint condition. We would like paying for items you have bought, this is the usual arrangement between buyers and sellers……….. Preferably within 7 days……. If you can’t do that for any good reason, let us know……. Please, we don’t bite, much. Tell you it is Gold when it is Brass, Get the maker wrong i. E Wedgewood instead of Marks and Spencers or something similar. Post Office Exorbitant Price Hike……….. Whilst you might think that four out of five on the dsr ratings if you bother to fill them in……… I never do I must admit is good, e bay don’t think the same way. Only 5/5 is ok with them. We do our best to be fair, but we really can’t help the post office charges. We can control when we post items, but once in the hands of the post office, there isn’t much we can do……… This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Boxes”. The seller is “phileasfox1″ and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Chinese
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Repro: Antique Original