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We are offering you today a wonderful Edward I Farmer of New York Sterling Silver wood lined box with carved and reticulated Chinese Jade plaques mounted to the lid. The two Jade panels are in beautiful shades of green and held in place by sterling silver mounts. Edward Farmer mounted Antique Chinese Jade Belt plaques on his Boxes such as the two on the Box we are offering today and examples with Ming and Qing Belt plaques do exist have been sold in the past. The edges of the Sterling Silver Box are decorated with engraved patterns of stylized leaves and the front and rear panels of the box have an engraved stylized Chinese Character mark. The panels of the Box are slightly textured or frosted. On the inside of the lid there is a glazed compartment which is hinged allowing you to see the Jade plaques when the lid is open.
The base is stamped EDWARD I FARMER INC STERLING.The Box dates from the early 20th century.
Edward I Farmer. (1872-1942) was a very successful Art and Antique dealer in New York and operated two galleries - one at 5 West Fifty-Sixth Street and 16 East Fifty-Sixth Street in the early part of the 20th century. The Galleries offered a wide range of Chinese Antiques and works of Art as well as European Antiques. He was a expert in mounting fine Chinese Jade and porcelains into decorative items such as Lamps desk accessories and Boxes such as the one been offered to you today.
Good condition the sterling silver box has minor wear to the surface commensurate with age and use but no dents no splits no repairs.There are two Jade plaques to the top in good condition.The plaque to the right has to very faint tiny hairline cracks to the edge which we show in our images but as you can see very minor. The hinges work perfectly both to open the lid and also the hinge on the glazed interior compartment .The wood interior is in good condition no cracks or splits
Length 10.5 cm
Width 8 cm
Height 4.5 cm
Weight 422 grams
Please read our condition report and zoom in on our images as they are part of of description and condition report.Please ask if you need further images or information.