Chinese Oriental Silver Enamel 2 Compartment Snuff Or Stamp Box Enameled For Sale
SILVER ENAMEL 2 COMPARTMENT SNUFF OR STAMP BOX ENAMELED
is an interesting and attractive little silver box, which I will admit I am guessing
is Chinese in origin. The bottom of the
box is marked but I am not knowledgeable enough to even know which direction
the markings should read, hence the two pictures of the marks.
overall shape of the box I would liken to a beetle or scarab. The top shows a moth with wings spread along
with 5 silver ribs and a floral cartouche.
In the interior of the box is divided in two compartments on the length
of the box. The outside edge of the box
is encircled with two bands of green enamel over a guilloche like decoration
am unsure of the actual silver content of the box, perhaps the markings on the
bottom determine that, but I believe it to be sterling or close to it. The box appears to me to be totally handmade
and the elaborate top of the box hand chased and in the repousse technique of
silverwork, showing amazing skill. The
enamel decoration is very colorful in various shades of green and blue, along with
some yellow and purple.
a beautiful and attractive little box!
anyone out there is knowledgeable about the origin, markings or age of this box
I would appreciate any more information you might be willing to share.
do my best to describe all items as accurately as possible and to the best of
my ability. However, do not hesitate to
contact me with any questions, comments, or with requests for additional
pictures. I will get back to you as soon
as I am able. I want your transaction
with me to be exactly the way I want mine to be when I am the buyer.
Age and Condition
am estimating the box at circa 1900 to early 20th century.
look closely at the photos as they are an important part of my description of
this item. In looking over the box I see
no obvious damage to the silver. There
is some loss to the enamel, most noticeably on the green enamel bands
encircling the box, and the lid is slightly sprung (less than 1/16” – 0.2 cm)
on one side only. These issues can be
clearly seen in the photos.
note: if you see a dark spot in the photos it is from my camera and is not a
mark on the piece. It will be either
just to the right of center towards the bottom or slightly above center on the
right side of the photo.
box is about 2.25” (5.7 cm) long, about 1.75” wide (4.4 cm) and about 1” (2.5 cm)
box weighs about 1ounce (28 grams).
am required to charge 6.25% Ohio State Sales Tax on all purchases shipped to an
address within the State of Ohio.
SHIPPING, Insurance & PACKAGING
you do not send an instant payment through PayPal, I will send you an invoice
within 24 hours of the end of the sale.
is my preferred method for receiving funds and payment is expected within 3
days of the completion of the sale. I
will normally ship within 1-2 business days of receiving payment in my PayPal
will be via the USPS, normally via Priority Mail. On smaller items that weigh less than 13
ounces including the shipping container I will offer you the less expensive
First Class Mail option. A delivery
confirmation (provides electronic tracking of the shipment) is included with
all my domestic shipments. Please take
the shipping costs into account when offerding.
If you purchase more than one item I will do my best to combine shipping
costs to save you as much as possible. If
you want your package insured, you must let me know in advance of payment.
actual shipping costs should be calculated automatically when you enter you zip
code into .
item will be professionally packaged for maximum protection in shipment.
only form of payment I accept from international buyers is Pay Pal. No exceptions!
shipments will encounter longer shipping times due to distance and Customs
requirements. The USPS says 6-10
business days, but it can take longer.
International buyers are responsible for all customs fees, duties,
import taxes or other related customs or import charges and all our out of
pocket costs incurred in the shipment of packages internationally.
shipment options will be via USPS First Class Mail (when the item being shipped
meets the requirements of that service) or Priority Mail when it does not.
NOT ask us to show a lesser value on the Customs Forms than the item sold for,
or to ship the item purchased item as a gift.
requires us to report any buyer to them who requests this.
for some reason you are unhappy with the item you purchased and would like to
return it please contact me to discuss the details. Refunds will be based on the original selling
price of the item only and less any fees charged by . Buyers to pay all shipping costs both ways
unless I substantially misrepresented the item or its condition. Items must be returned within 14 days of you
receiving it and in the same condition as originally shipped.
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