A Chinese export silver cigarette case (ex lot 2426 from Sotheby's Oxford Benefit Auction)
Lot 395*
An export white metal cigarette case Late Qing Dynasty
Sold for £375 (US$ 629) inc. premium
Lot Details
An export white metal cigarette case
Late Qing Dynasty
Of convex rectangular form, decorated in repoussé on the obverse with a medallion centred on an undecorated shield cartouche, and depicting figures playing chess in a garden, the reverse with a magpie perched on a gnarled blossoming prunus.
7.9cm (3 1/8in) x 7.3cm (2 7/8in)

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  • Property sold to benefit the University of Oxford China Centre; previously offered in Sotheby's Hong Kong, 4 October 2011, as lot 2426, where dated to the late 19th century.
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