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Antique Chinese Silver Snuff/Pill Box Canton Silversmith MK Deco Design (Code A904)

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An unusual Chinese silver snuff or pill box in the Art Deco style and likely dating to the early 20th Century.  It is of triangular form with pin stripe lines and the interior is gilded.  It has a knop for opening in the shape of a flower and the lip of the lid is bent forward to match the curve of the base.   It is marked to the interior with the letters MK.  This mark is in von Ferscht catalogue as an unidentified Canton retail silversmith working from around 1860 to 1910. It is further marked with Chinese characters possibly 示米 (Shì mǐ).

Measurements (Approx)

  • Width : 52 mm
  • Depth :12 mm
  • Material :Silver
  • Weight: 23.65 grams (before packing)

Condition:  Good for period with minor scuffs and scratches as expected.  Lid has a slight spring action which is still working.  Lid doesn't close very tightly probably through movement over the years.  Surface finish has a slight texture, particularly to lid probably from using sheet silver in the manufacture. 

Code: A904  AG21-1



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