We have the privilege to offer you this beautiful Chinese 16th Century late Ming period glazed covered box. Looks to feature snake designs on top of the box.The measurements are: Covered box: About 2 1/8" tall, Lid (Top): 3 1/2" in diameter at the widest point, Bottom box: 3 1/2" in diameter at the widest point, Base ring: About 2 1/16" in diameter at the widest point. It is in unusually fine condition for its age and is of the period. The beautiful box is in nice condition, has the normal encrustation, wear to the glaze inside, wear to the outside on the snake design and some minor chips, which you would expect on pieces found from shipwrecks. This would definitely be a great addition for any Oriental collector and would accent any mantle or hutch well. A great piece of history. If you have any questions or concerns, we are easy to get along with. We have photographed every part for you, so that you can see the condition. Feel free to ask any questions, we are easy to deal with. Sir Richards Antiques c/o Richard and Barbara Woodard 3487 Waterbury Stowe Road Waterbury Center, Vermont 05677. (Eastern Standard Time), Seven days a week. Check out our other quality auctions. In regard to furniture and accessories, we sell antique furniture and accessories. As most people know, these pieces become more beautiful with age because of movements and distress in the woods, some having restoration. Spindle turnings will not be uniform and swell unevenly with age.
Wood tends to get stress fractures on support systems and where wide board construction is used. 85% of 18th Century veneers have had some restoration during their life. Pine secondary woods might fracture, making overlays and veneers have the same fracture lines. Old finishes might alligator, fade, fisheye or darken, depending on where the pieces were placed.All of these are desired by a true collector and gives it personality. Do not expect these early pieces to be like new. These pieces age gracefully just as we do, giving them unique personality.
We do our best to describe and photograph all items thoroughly, but handle a quantity of pieces every day and might miss something. We know if they tick, run, move and are in tune with the quality of sound, but offer no guarantees on these items. You are welcome to personally view or pick your item up at our showroom, which contains Early American to Continental furniture, fine paintings and prints, fine porcelains and glass, plus almost every category pertaining to our past. Open seven day a week 10:00am to 5:00pm. The item "CHINESE BEAUTIFUL 16TH CENTURY LATE MING PERIOD COVERED BOX SHIP WRECK" is in sale since Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes". The seller is "sirrichardvtant" and is located in Waterbury Center, Vermont.
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