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Fine Inscriubed Chinese Export Silver Snuff Box, Dated 1923

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An especially fine Chinese Export Silver snuff box / pocket tobacco box of ovid form shaped to fit comfortably in one's pocket. This is one of the less common forms of snuff box originating in England during the early 19th century. It is a very uncommon form in export silver.

The convex bottom surface is engraved, "R. B. WATKINS, HONG KONG, APRIL 10, 1923". China was in a state of political and military turmoil in this period with three seperate governments claiming control of the country and numbers of Warlords also vying for power. Research on Watkins might turn up some interesting information.

The underside of the lid bears an indistinct export silver maker's mark / shop mark the last letter of which looks like an, 'L'.

Condition: The box is in excellent original condition.

A rare form of Chinese Export Silver for the collector.

Dimensions: length 3 3/4", width 2 3/8", depth 1 1/8", silver weight 73.1 grams

Price: $ 350.00

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