Chinese Snuff Box With Carved Jade Flowers W Butterfly & Horses Border
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Chinese Snuff Box With Carved Jade Flowers W Butterfly & Horses Border :
I have here an early Chinese snuff or trinket box showing various raised relief poses of horses. This box could represent the Chinese Year of The Horse. The center has a carved two color jade piece showing a butterfly or bee in flight over a floral design. This piece measures 1 5/16 x 1 3/4". The horses are over a textured background. The back shows engraved flowers and leaves. It is marked China No. 23 Silver. The box itself measures 3" wide, 2 3/16" front to back and is just a tad over 3/8" top to bottom. There should be 6 tabs holding the jade in place. One is missing from the right side but the jade stays in okay. The bottom show some rub abrasions to the finish and there is slight bending but nothing major. The overall condition is good. . Buyer to pay 4.50 US mail shipping. Payment expected within 7 days of close of sale. Thanks!!