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China Trade cat box circa 1920
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China Trade cat box circa 1920

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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
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Newton, Massachusetts 02459

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 last seen in Chinese customs, now missing and presumed stolen 
no, not that kind of a cat box, but a snuff box with "trap door" opening and secret compartment, 2 1/4 by 1 7/8 by 1 inches, weight 2.27 oz. Troy, marked with Chinese ideograms only (please see 5th photo).

In terms of construction, this is, not alas a first rate object. The edges don't quite meet up flush, the hinge is on the exterior rather than integral, and there are also a few minor bits of waviness on the front and side panels. However, the subject matter is totally charming, and the quality of engraving is above average. A perfect gift for the cat fancier on your list, especially if you happen to be that cat fancier!!

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