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Chinese Wood, Brass, and Jadite Jewelry Music Box/Marked Shanghai China/Circa Mid-20th Century

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    Posted 6 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1156 items)

    Every so often thrifting gets a little ho hum during the Summer. Then something comes along to liven things up again. I found this beautiful Chinese jewelry box at Savers this morning. Plenty online to look at with prices ranging from tens of dollars to hundreds which makes appraising it's true value tough. They all say the medallions which are rather pale and almost white, are jade (nephrite). The case is a reddish wood with brass mounts. Mine has a blue silk interior and a music box which does work. The tune is familiar but I can't think of the title. Most of them have red interiors and no music box. Maybe that was added later. It's marked Sankyo Japan. The box has a red metal tag on the back with Chinese characters along with Shanghai China. It also has it's original trunk lock and key, A tricky little device that took me a bit to figure out . There are half size ones as well with single medallions in the lid. I'll have to gather up all my pieces of Asian jewelry now that they'll have a proper home to move into to. -Mike-

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    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Awesome.
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Caperkid :)
    3. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Done good!!
    4. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      I love your Shanghai jewelry box, Mike. :)
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Karen and Katherine for the "loves" and comments. :)
    6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Good day Mike, I think the contents , match up pretty well... great looking "What-Not" box
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Morning Kerry...Thanks :) There's really not much room in there for too many what-nots though...lol. All I have in there is one jade (?) bracelet at present.
    8. antiquechinese antiquechinese, 6 years ago
      Relatively new item. Tourist trinket. Not particularly old nor valuable. Wood is definitely not rosewood. At best it's a wood called "huali."
    9. shrine shrine, 3 years ago
      around 50 year old, I know it as I have one as well.

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