Asian Auction, Session 1

December 03, 2012

LOT 84
Large Export Silver Cigar Box, Early 20th Century
  • Large Export Silver Cigar Box, Early 20th Century
  • Large Export Silver Cigar Box, Early 20th Century

84

Large Export Silver Cigar Box, Early 20th Century

With a fierce dragon covering both the front and back of the box, the interior plated gold and inscribed ‘Presented by 2nd Group Russian Firemen Shanghai 1928’. With monogram ‘AR’ (Aage Rasmussen)
5.2" x 3.9" x 1.4" — 13.3 x 10 x 3.5 cm.
9.1 oz. — 282 grams
Hung Chong silver marks, Canton and Shanghai c. 1860-1930

Estimate $800-$1,200

Realised: $2,040
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Provenance:

Lots 82-88: Chinese Export Silver from the Estate of Aage Ramussen, Denmark
Aage Rasmussen was a marine engineer from Aarhus Denmark and worked with the East Asiatic Company in China from the early 20th century until he died in Shanghai in 1939. His wife and two children did not leave China until 1949. The silver pieces were passed down through the family to the current owners who reside in British Columbia.

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Ceramics: Export
Period: Hang