Highly decoratve early 20th century Chinese hardwood & mother of pearl inlaid box

GBP 550.00

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Object Description

A highly decoratve early 20th century (circa 1910) Chinese hardwood & mother of pearl box.

This box consists of an inlaid top with circular mother of pearl inlaid design depicting a dragon in a scene of clouds with an outer border of geometric and foliate design with foliate and butterfly decoration beyond.

The top opens to reveal a storage space, the front, sides and back with inlaid panels of landscape designs, the box can be locked with the original key.

The dragon is symbolic of courage and confidence and represents success and ambition, the butterfly symbolic of love, freedom, romance and beauty.

This box is in very good condition for age, is of stable construction and can go straight into a home – this would be ideal for storing jewellery or other precious items!


Height: 4.75” / 12cm

Width: 11” / 28cm

Depth: 11” / 28cm

Object Condition

very good condition for age

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)7703 306451

Dealer Location

Near to Stowmarket

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