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Asian Antiques1370 of 3832Small glazed box from Hong KongCollosin japanese antique pot
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Posted 1 year ago


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In 2004 we visited Beijing. I was able to shop at some of the early morning local markets... This one is a hand painted leather box with wood interior. The woman who sold it to me was so passionate to show me it's indestructible that at one point, she placed it on the ground and basically jumped on it... And nothing happened to the box... I am almost positive it is not a modern piece... I have several of those and this just doesn't look or feel like the modern pieces... But I am not sure.

I do love this piece and it will stay around for a long time.


  1. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 1 year ago
    yes fluffy I hope to find some nice treasures on my oriental holiday in March.
    A true beauty.!
    Happy new year.Here's to more treasure hunting!
  2. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    Very beautiful!!
  3. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    ATTWOOD... I wish you a wonderful vacation. I hired a guide who took me to where locals shop vs. tourist. I also shopped at tourist places and they are all new stuff and loads of it.
    Torakitty... thank you.
  4. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thank you for the loves, Sean, Val, aghcollect, GC, inky, Kevin, Phil, Val, Radegunder, Moon, Aims, Torakitty, and antiques in nj...
  5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Pops and Ted... Thank you
  6. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    nutsabotas...Thank you...
  7. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Geo, thank you.
  8. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Deanteaks and Toolate2, thank you.
  9. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    antiques-in-nj...thank you.
  10. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 1 year ago
    Dr. Fluffy, How much did she weigh? lol. I love collecting different old boxes. Most of mine are wood. This is a special one, and it is awesome to know that you personally bought it in China! Great story behind your purchase. I have a very small box that looks like it is a bookcase with books in it. My mother gave it to me. She said it belonged to her young brother and it has a false bottom in it. My mom said he used to keep his stash in it! He passed away in the 70's, and it has a lot of special meaning for me, because he lived with us for a while when I was a young fellow! Talk to you later, did not mean to talk so much. Thrifty
  11. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Roy, thank you...
  12. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    ThriftyGypsy.. Funny about the stash.... :)
  13. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Tom and nutsabotas, thank you
  14. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    van, thank you.
  15. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 month ago
    aghcollect, PatSea and h20, thank you...

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