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July 13, 2017 04:00 PMCalender

Chinese Silver and Enamel Covered Box

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Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3020BLocation: BostonDate / Time: July 14, 2017 10:00AM


Chinese Silver and Enamel Covered Box, late 19th/early 20th century, only marked "SILVER," the bird-form box with allover cloisonne enamel, ht. 6 5/8 in., approx. 10.9 troy oz.
Estimate $300-500

Rim pushed in slightly, lid sits loosely. Bird finial pushed into lid slightly, bent, and with crack to upper joint on the head. Scattered minor cracks to enamel (particularly to one side of bird and lid),no evidence of overpainting, no major losses to enamel.

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