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ho2cultcha's loves98 of 18606Mid 19th Century Child's Cutter Sled With Hand-Forged Runners Added Box For Newspaper Delivery 1933 J.F. NagleBasket
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    Posted 4 years ago

    vetraio50
    (705 items)

    Another item from this month's Collector's Fair was a little silver box that caught my eye. It had just come out onto the table and had not been cleaned for some time. It looked dull (as in photo 2). But I flipped it over and saw the Chinese characters .... it needed to come home.

    It took me a few days to work out the characters. I knew the top one was Chang but the bottom character took a little bit of research based on the number of strokes : Li.

    So my reading of them is Chang Li.

    I have not been able to find these marks on the net but perhaps someone on CW will have some reference material not available on the net?

    The dragon is beautifully placed on the lid .... The pearl of wisdom has not been engraved .... There are two dragons on the bottom part of the box moving in and out of the clouds.

    I hope you can see the detail of the craftsman's work.

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Beautiful work! Sorry, can't help with the marking...
      I think it is rather a dresser set part than a snuff box!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ELISABETHAN & KYRATANGO!!!!
      You may well be correct about its function KT!!!
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      You are welcome. I'm sure you have also searched http://WWW.925-1000.com. I couldn't find anything either. Hope you will get some help here.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Hi KYRATANGO ....this is a amazing Chinese Export Silver site:

      http://chinese-export-silver.com/catalogue-of-makers-marks/

      Many thanks MIKELV & DON too !!!!!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks IVONNE !!!!!!
    6. inky inky, 4 years ago
      Lovely!!..:-)
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks INKY !!!!!!!
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      what a very beautiful and nicely made box!!!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN !!!!!!
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      Your very welcome Kevin!!!
    11. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
      You have done really well I love it as you said it has all been beautifully placed plus I do love Asian items
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MELANIEJ, ZOWIE, TEDSTRAUB, BLUNDERBUSS 'n AGHCOLLECT too !!!!!!

    13. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
      Pleasure Kevin enjoy your fairy ride say hi to Paul
    14. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      OH BOY!! That is gorgeous.
    15. paulmartin paulmartin, 4 years ago
      High quality workmanship ! Nice catch vetraio50
    16. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      I love the detail Kevin... Great piece!!
    17. LuluX LuluX, 4 years ago
      It is a beautiful little piece vetraio50, would be interested in hearing about its story when you know some more. :)
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks WALKSOFTLY, LULU, TREY, EFESGIRL, PAULMARTIN & RICK too !!!!
    19. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Lovely box, Vet! :)
    20. welzebub welzebub, 4 years ago
      Great Box... I love boxes... This one is special!!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks KATHERINESCOLLECTIONS & WELZEBUB too !!!!!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks CORMORAN !!!!!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks KAREN !!!!!!
    24. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Ho
      Kevin, your shopping mail, come out with some beutiful thing.
      LOVELY.

      Alan
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ALAN, WOMAN & RADEGRUNDER too !!!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks KIWIPAUL !!!!!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks SKLO !!!!!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ERICOCON !!!!!!
    29. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
      Sweettttttttttt......
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME & SHAREURPASSION too !
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !!!!!!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks RNIEDERMAN !!!!!!
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks FREIHEIT 'n SARAHOFF !!!!!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ANNE LANDERS !!!!!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks VIOLETORANGE !!!!!!
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks EFESGIRL !!!!!!!
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks KIVATINITZ !!!!
    38. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Kevin, I'll be watching this post for "solve", I have one very similar.....but sure mine is Korean, at least the original owner acquired it there.....LOL
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks KERRY .... this one was purchased in Australia. LOL !!!
    40. artislove artislove, 4 years ago
      stunning box mate,craftsmanship seems to be the key!!!
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks LEXAKEY, ARTISLOVE 'n PETEY too !!!!!
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks LULU !!!!!!
    43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MARTY !!!!!!
    44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks NORDICMAN & KIVATINITZ !!!!!
    45. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks NORDICMAN, TEDSTRAUB, HO2CULTCHA & AGRAM too !!!!!
    46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks JENSEN !!!!!!
    47. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN !!!!!!!
    48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ANNELANDERS & CAPERKID too !!!!!!!
    49. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks TONINO !!!!!!
    50. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks OLDSTUF !!!!!
    51. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks LIVE.ELECTRICALLY, EFESGIRL, JUNKMAN & AURA too !!! !!! !!!
    52. vetraio50 vetraio50, 24 days ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD !.!!.!.!!.!
    53. vetraio50 vetraio50, 24 days ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !.!!.!.!!.!

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