Antique Chinese Canton Enamel on Copper Round Trinket Box Young Woman in Garden Scene
Description: A beautiful antique, hand painted, Canton 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 young woman standing in a garden. There is a fence in the back, green bushes, and a beautiful tall tree in the scene too. This hand painted scene is very well executed and shows great details of the woman and the garden. The scene is surrounded by a thin blue colored scalloped frame. The sides the box have a green red and blue floral design on a yellow colored background. The bottom half has a foot on which the box sits. The bottom of the box is colored in white within the circular foot and shows remnants of labels and soiling within it. The inside of the box is mint green in color and undecorated. 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 1800s.
Size: Measures ~2 3/16” in diameter and is ~1 1/4" high with the top on. The box weighs about 1.5 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is definitely a nice antique box, which deserves a spot in your Chinese box collection.
Condition: Box is in very good condition with no cracks, breaks, hairlines, loss of color, loss of enamel on the exterior, or repairs. There is a spot on the interior where the green glaze is flaked off (see sixth photo left half at about 6:00 o'clock) and a couple of small enamel flakes on the foot. The box has soiling and could probably use a good cleaning, but we leave that to the new owner. The center of the bottom is soiled and has remnants of paper labels. It also shows some light oxidation to the exposed copper, but nothing of true concern. Be that as it may, the piece is still great looking and worthy of a spot in your collection. Please see the photos for additional condition information.