Sterling silver trinket box with antique Chinese Ming Dynasty blue and white porcelain shard.bxor107LC(e)
Sterling silver trinket box with antique Chinese Ming Dynasty blue and
Sterling silver oval trinket box with an inset genuine antique Ming Dynasty blue and A hinged white porcelain shard top.The box is made to to fit the shape of the porcelain shard. Measures 1.6" X 1.25" X .7". Excellent craftsmanship and in new uncirculated condition. 19 grams. This box was made from one of a collection of antique Chinese porcelain shards acquired in the 1980s by a dealer who had an exclusive shop in Malaysia. He commissioned the silver work to Malaysian artists and sold these boxes in his shop. The shards are from pottery made during the Chinese Ming Dynasty period 1368-1644 A.D. and are approximately 300 to 600 years old. This dealer selected a choice group of shards, which were carefully cut and skillfully set in the sterling silver box top. In terms of quality and authenticity they are a cut above many of the shard pendants on the market today most of which are silver plate.