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Box

Box

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1935 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver worked in repousse, with wooden liner

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Pamela Marchant

  • Museum number:

    FE.531-2007

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Westerners visiting China often bought silverwares because of their relatively low prices. With the growing number of Western firms trading in China since 1900 European-style objects began to appear in Chinese households as well. A silver box would have appealed to a wealthy Chinese eager to adopt a western life style.

Physical description

Rectangular box with hinged lid

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

ca. 1935 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver worked in repousse, with wooden liner

Marks and inscriptions

'Hung Chong & Co' on base

Dimensions

Height: 5 cm, Width: 11.5 cm

Object history note

Wedding present given to two Scots, Lieut Tom Marchant and Robina Bookless, who got married in Chongqing, west China, in 1935.

Descriptive line

Rectangular box with hinged lid, silver repoussé with wooden liner, China, ca. 1935

Materials

Silver; Wood

Techniques

Repousse

Categories

Household objects; Metalwork; Containers

Collection

East Asia Collection

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