Posted 5 years ago
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.