STUNNING RARE ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED CIRCULAR GAMING COUNTER BOX & FIVE MOTHER of PERAL ENGRAVED AND PIERCED GAMING COUNTERS. This is a very fine quality Beautiful Antique 19th century Chinese Carved Gaming Counter Box & Five Original Mother of Pearl engraved Gaming Counters. This stunning very detailed Box was crafted. Making this wonderful box nearly 150 years old.
The detailing to this gaming box is superb, its been beautifully carved to the top depicting a village scene with peasants walking and talking amounst the wonderfully detailed homes with flowers and foliage in a bundance, to the sides it has been beautifully carved with homes and tress, with a mountain landscape , the top pulls off to reveal five original Mother of Pearl Gaming Counters, they have the most stunning opening pierced work border with engraved scenes to each sides, they are absolutely breath taking, they shimmer when tilted in the light, on turning the box over you will see even the base has the most wonderful carved decoration of flowers and foliage, this would have once belonged to a young Gentleman and been used often in a time when things were so very different, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this gaming counter box is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel. This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice, inside this does have faint chinese marks.
Nearly 4.5 cm diameter.... Beautiful condition with just the normal amount of surface wear in the form of a couple of very old small hairline cracks as you would expect, that being said it doesnt detract at all from its rare beauty. All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only adds to the history of the object..... The item "RARE ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED CIRCULAR GAMING COUNTER BOX & COUNTERS" is in sale since Saturday, August 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes".
The seller is "silver_antiques_uk" and is located in United Kingdom. This item can be shipped worldwide.