A large Chinese export silver box
A large Chinese export silver box. Late 18th/early 19th century. Of rectangular form with a hinged lid, gilt lined interior and a finely decorated exterior embossed with depictions of dragons amongst scrolling clouds with a central flaming pearl to the lid. Mark of Cumshing (Cum Shing), Canton. 2.9 in (7.4 cm) height, 6 in (15.3 cm) width, 3.9 in (9.8 cm) depth. Weight 404 grams.
Auction Date: May 2013