Antique Chinese Export Sterling Silver Cigarette Case, Dragon Motif, Ruby Eyes
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Antique Chinese Export Sterling Silver Cigarette Case, Dragon Motif, Ruby Eyes:
A very fine Chinese Export Solid Sterling Silver cigarette case. The eyes of the dragon are set with rubies.
The front of the case is decorated with a raised repousse dragon. The eyes of the dragon are set with small rubies.
The background and rear of the case has an attractive hammered silver
finish. There is a rectangular cartouche in the top left corner of the case.
The interior of the case is gold washed.
The case is marked STERLING on the inside.
Dimensions: 5 5/16 inches x 3 1/16 inches
Weight: Weight 167 grams
Condition: Fair condition.
Date: Early 1900s
The case is in fair condition. The case opens
and closes perfectly, and the clasp is perfect. The hinge is a little loose. There is a hole in the dragons mouth that may have housed a gemstone of some sort. There is signs of wear throughout the case and the gold wash on the inside is significantly worn. The case is still highly attractive. Please see photos for details of the condition.
This is a very fine Chinese export cigarette case that would make a great addition to any collection.
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