Chinese Silver box?

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Chinese Silver box?

Postby bread_baby » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:25 am

Do the markings in the center of the box mean anything?


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Re: Chinese Silver box?

Postby dognose » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:51 am

Hangul perhaps?

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Re: Chinese Silver box?

Postby zhaosu » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:38 am

It's a Vietnam silver, c.1930-50s, probably Saigon.

The character is "壽" which means longevity in Chinese. It's a common-used motif in China, Korean peninsula and Vietnam. Though people in Koreans and Vietnam have stopped writing in Chinese for dozes of years, you still can find some Chinese characters as ornamental motifs in newly made items.


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