Fine Chinese Export Sterling Silver Cigarette Case, Dragon Motif & Shanghai Bund
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Fine Chinese Export Sterling Silver Cigarette Case, Dragon Motif & Shanghai Bund:
A fantastic and very rare Chinese Export Solid Sterling Silver cigarette case decorated with an engraved dragon and a view of the world famous Bund in Shanghai highlighted with gold plate. The Bund appears as if in a cloud and the word "Shanghai" is written above.
Both the dragon and the buildings of the Bund are picked out with two different colours of gold. This really is a very striking, and extremely rare piece especially in such a large size.
The background of the case has an attractive frosted
The case is marked STERLING on the inside along with an unidentified makers mark in Chinese.
Dimensions: 6 7/8 inches x 3 1/8 inches
Weight: Weight 191 grams
Condition: Excellent condition.
Date: Early 1900s
The case is in excellent condition, with no dents or deep scratches. The case opens
and closes perfectly, and the clasp is perfect.
This is a very fine Chinese export cigarette case that would make a great addition to any collection.
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On Apr-27-13 at 09:45:41 PDT, seller added the following information: