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    Posted 3 years ago

    Malatero2
    (52 items)

    Antique Chinese Cloisonne Enamel Dragon Box. Found at the flea market in Central Texas. The seller thought it was Made in Mexico :o I'm pretty sure, it is Chinese. It is a pretty great find
    Happy New Year
    #chinesenewyear #yearofthedragon #yearofthedragon2024
    Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Dragon Humidor circa 1910 to 1935?

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    1. apostata apostata, 3 years ago
      my father always said boy keep your mouth shut, then you never get in trouble, and later he asked me why did you do it , i am beyond repair repair Pa

      so lets give it a try,, although it is too difficult to me

      Actually Truth or Dare is the far better expert

      chasing the flaming pearl design

      the stylised pearl probably narrows it down from early guanghu to mid republic period

      cloud design - rather well cross hatch and dots skin of the dragon
      mocca rim

      equivalent on chinese porcelain waves and fire flares ( guangxu period)

      IMO i tend to late Guanghu period in stead of Republic period

      so i take the easy way out late Guangxu

      quality better then mediocre, is it an humidor , i don,t know probably not

      best Regards Waki and - pas op de Hibiscus ( = don,t jump on the Hibiscus) the name of my cat
    2. Malatero2 Malatero2, 3 years ago
      Thanks apostada, I think I am seeing a timeline between 1916 and 1949. a near average piece maybe late Guangzhou period 1925? Is it a humidor? It could be. It has a wooden interior panels very well fit but no smells or sign of tobacco. It is 7 3/8" x 4 1/2" x 3" so it could accommodate cigars and there are no dividers for change or lining for jewelry. I am seeing some other similar dragons chasing this flaming pearl . Thanks and any thoughts on this other box? https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/294834-brass-treasure-chest-jewelry-box-china?in=all
    3. dogteam, 2 years ago
      To nail down the timeline a bit more, the cloud cloisonnes in the background helpful. They indicate a date between 1910 and 1935. Very Swirly. ;)
      Nice box, I'm hoping to find one for myself one of these days.

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