Early ship captains hand painted enamel on wood tea box circa 1820. This tea box or container is all original and in excellent condition. There is some minor wear, which is to be expected of a box from this period. It retains its three removable pewter tea containers, one with a slide, and two with covers and inserts. The top is painted with the owner's initials below an anchor, which means the owner was a ship captain. The box measures 9.5 inches wide, 5.5 inches deep, and 5.25 inches high. The design is very typical of the Japanese Edo period (1603 - 1867).
A Copeland Spode chinoiserie decorated Chinese "powder blue" porcelain valuables box, the hinged top and sides featuring extensive hand gilding of classic Cantonese pastoral imagery (temples, pagodas, fisherman, bridges, etc.) on a cobalt background with additional scroll and latticework decoration; original reeded bronze mountings, marked Copeland Spode, England (verso) & numbered "E 1885". England c. 1900. No chips, repairs or restoration. Dimensions: 6 1/4" W x 3 1/4" H x 4 1/8" D.
An unusual vintage hand painted Limoge hinged porcelain oval shape trinket box, the top featuring a finely painted, high relief serpent figure, opening to a painted vignette, banded by a stamp-decorated ormolu fitting with a rosette clasp. Marked "Limoge France." verso. Dimensions: 3.25" W x 2.25" D x 1.75" H. France, c. 1950.
An Italian Lacca Pouvre black lacquered hinged wooden valuables box in the Baroque style with decoupage decoration, in the Chinoiserie taste (pavillions, Mandarin figures, camels, etc). Italy, c. 1880. Dimensions: 8 1/2" H 11 1/2" W x 8" D
A stunning Moser cobalt glass casket or box, with brass fittings, including carry handles and a lock, decorated w/overall gilt enameled flowers and tendrils, etched marked "D 10" & "17" on inside cover. Bohemia, c. 1880. Dimensions: 3 3/4" H x 4 1/2" W x 3" D, If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.