Chinese Jewelry Box

Chinese Faux Tortoise 3 Tier Jewelry Box Circa 1900

Chinese Faux Tortoise 3 Tier Jewelry Box Circa 1900
Chinese Faux Tortoise 3 Tier Jewelry Box Circa 1900
Chinese Faux Tortoise 3 Tier Jewelry Box Circa 1900
Chinese Faux Tortoise 3 Tier Jewelry Box Circa 1900
Chinese Faux Tortoise 3 Tier Jewelry Box Circa 1900
Chinese Faux Tortoise 3 Tier Jewelry Box Circa 1900
Chinese Faux Tortoise 3 Tier Jewelry Box Circa 1900
Chinese Faux Tortoise 3 Tier Jewelry Box Circa 1900
Chinese Faux Tortoise 3 Tier Jewelry Box Circa 1900
Chinese Faux Tortoise 3 Tier Jewelry Box Circa 1900

Chinese Faux Tortoise 3 Tier Jewelry Box Circa 1900
I acquired this gorgeous, faux tortoise shell jewelry box at an estate sale that I conducted at the tail end of 1999. The lid features an ornate image of a dragon and a bail handle mounted in brass. A latch on the front of the box is similarly mounted.

Fully closed, the box measures 3.5" wide x 2.5" deep x 2.5 high. Fully opened, the length is 7. Given its age and fragility, these jewelry boxes are almost always damaged at least to some extent. In this case, the rear latch is mostly missing. There's also a hairline crack that runs along the underside of the lid and a more visible crack that extends from the dragon motif to the right front corner of the lid.

Both of these flaws were long ago stabilized with clear cellophane tape which has proven to be effective. Lastly, there's some weird pitting on a couple of the sides as well as one spot on the bail handle. Despite all these flaws, this box still shows very well and functions just as intended with solid hinges that open and close smoothly and the remaining latch that secures it when closed. The item "Chinese Faux Tortoise 3 Tier Jewelry Box Circa 1900" is in sale since Wednesday, July 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes". The seller is "thekatzpjs" and is located in Oakland, California. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Region of Origin: China
  • Age: Circa 1900
  • Primary Material: Faux Tortoise Shell
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Type: Boxes


Chinese Faux Tortoise 3 Tier Jewelry Box Circa 1900