The Property of a Gentleman (lots 586-594)
An Edward Farmer silver-mounted box with inlaid jade plaques
The rectangular silver box engraved with classical key-fret scrolls running around the edges of the sides and hinged cover, the two long white jade belt plaques on the cover each presenting one convex side and a dragon surrounded by flowering branches or cloud scrolls, the rectangular plaques on the sides centred with dragons in differing grounds, the dragon-centred belt plaque on the back finished with one convex side while the similarly shaped plaque to the front displays a human figure, lion dog and embroidered ball, the flat base stamped 'Edward I. Farmer, New York' and 'Sterling' and the corner feet decorated with scrolls attached to perforated jade beads incorporating shou medallions.
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