CHINESE EXPORT SILVER PURSE c1890 BATTLING DRAGONS - ELDERS & CHILD A fine and rare late 19th century Chinese export silver change purse. The cover with three elders in long robe with child, the center figure possibly a priest. Above, spread wing bat holding a lantern?
, clouds rolling along full moon. Opposite side dragons battling amidst clouds, one spewing fire stream. Chain and ring for travel.
Interior with liner, possibly later. No visible hallmarks, possibly signed under interior liner.
We did not tear back to inspect. We guarantee solid silver, not silver plate. And of the region and age listed. Retains original detail, including most all of the facial detail.Chain appears original, interior lining may not be. The very rare late 19th century Chinese export silver.
Change purse is 3 1/4 inches and weighs a bit over 3 standard ounces. The item "Chinese Export Silver Box c1890 Bat Dragon Elder & Child" is in sale since Friday, December 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes". The seller is "supershrink" and is located in Supply, North Carolina.This item can be shipped to United States.