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A Fine and Large Silver Inlaid Iron Box and Cover

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 666401

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A Fine and Large Silver Inlaid Iron Box and Cover: Korea, Choson dynasty, 19th century, This is a large silver inlaid tobacco box with lid, it is round set on three stump feet inlaid on the upright sides with 2 “double happiness” characters on each opposite side separated by square panels of confronted butterflies and two crossed flags, the slightly domed cover also inlaid in silver with a character “long life” and around with bats. It is in very good condition without any typical damages (has only minimal normal damages related with old age) It measures: 4” high and 5 ¾” diameter. For an almost identical silver inlaid box sold, Christie’s, New York, Korean works of art, Nov., 25, 1997, #77