Rare Chinese Export Solid Silver Card Case. Description - Splendid Chinese solid silver-gilt (gold washed) fine filigree work card case, the front having very fine filigree swirls and applied panels of two fish and a bat on the lid.
The other side has a Chinese dragon and clouds (the central panel is missing). Sides and inner frame have lattice decoration. There is a cartouche at the top with the initials "EM".
One of the central panels is missing. Two small rivet holes, there are also two other holes (please inspect end photographs).
The silver gilt nice and bright and in excellent condition. Lid fits securely onto the case. Despite the damage this is a fine case and would make a great addition to any collection. Images are part of both the description and condition report.Dimensions & Weight - 9.8cm long x 6.6cm wide. The weight is 53.4 grams. Please have a browse in my shop. The item "ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER GILT FILIGREE CARD CASE CLAW DRAGONS c1870" is in sale since Saturday, March 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Card Cases". The seller is "af_silverandvirtue" and is located in Market Harborough. This item can be shipped worldwide.