Antique Chinese Silver Hexagonal Box (#18-008)
A fine antique Chinese silver hexagonal box, with fine repoussé work depicting auspicious plants, animals, and mythical creatures. The lid has a central medallion with a ‘shou’ or longevity character, flanked by a flying dragon and phoenix amidst clouds. The six sides depict various auspicious symbols including: pine, a Qilin, prunus blossoms, a tortoise and lotus blossom, bamboo, and another type of flower. The plants and creatures are highly detailed and rendered in a very charming manner. The bottom of the box bears a Chinese hallmark. A very fine little box, with a great deal of cultural symbolism.
Circa: Late 19th to Early 20th Century. Dimensions: 2 3/4″ W 1 1/4″ H. Weight: 59.8 grams
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