This wonderful silver, jade and enamelled vessel has been beautifully decorated with flying bats and floating clouds. The frame of the structure has been crafted from solid silver that has been gilded and then set with a lining of jade. Topped with a lobed fitted 'cap' the very centre of the lid features a small piece of cabochon coral. The piece has been enamelled with depictions of flying bats along with clouds which range in colour from a real turquoise blue through to a deep aubergine purple. There are some auspicious Chinese characters present on the piece but are presently unidentified. In absolutely wonderful condition the piece would be a fine addition to a desk or a dressing table to hold important treasures.
Marked - 'MADE IN CHINA' & 'SILVER'
Measures - 12.5cm H x 9cm W