Antique Chinese Small Trinket Box Enamel on Copper with Decorated Lift-off Lid Woman in Stream Under Tree
Description: A beautiful antique, small hand painted, enamel on copper Chinese box. This small round box is a two part box with half being the lid and the other being the bottom. The top has a colorful scene of a woman standing in what looks like a stream with a tree and a rock in the background. The stream in yellow with brown swirling water while the tree has green leaves. This hand painted scene is very well executed and shows great details of the woman and the natural surroundings. The scene is surrounded by a thin light blue colored frame. The sides the box have a red and green floral and foliage design on a yellow colored background. The bottom half has a raised foot and a recessed base both white in color as is the inside of the box which is also white and undecorated. The box has blue Chinese characters on the base presumably the artist's name. Just a great box worthy of a spot in your collection. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely from the 1800's could be later.
Size: Measures ~2 1/4” in diameter and is ~1 1/4" high with the lid closed. The box weighs slightly over 2 ounces.
Marks: Marked with blue Chinese characters on the base which we are unable to understand
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is definitely a nice quality antique box, which deserves a spot in your Chinese box collection.
Condition: Box is in good condition with no cracks, breaks, hairlines, loss of color, loss of enamel, or repairs. It has no crazing of the glaze and is in what I would say a very good condition given its age and utilitarian function. There is some general discoloration of the white enamel inside the box as well as on the base. Be that as it may, the piece is great looking and worthy of a spot in your collection. Please see the photos for additional condition information.
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