Antique mother of pearl game box

Sep 06, 2020. 00:02 UTC
Antique Mother of Pearl Game Box
Pam
United States of America

Category
Chinese antiques

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

This game box measures 7.25" x 5.75" and is 2" high. It has same damage on the outside box. There are 4 smaller mother of pearl boxes on the inside and one of the 4 tops on the inside is also damaged. The boxes contain tokens and fish. It has blue felt on the bottom of the box.

Provenance

unknown

Answered within 6 days
Sep 11, 13:53 UTC
By s.k. Breider

Fair Market Value

$50 - $100 USD

Insurance Value

$150 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Pam,

Apologies for my late reaction.
You have a Chinese box with chips for gambling purposes engraved on mother of pearl around 1900 ( Guangxu period ). The box itself is well done but has damage of course. I have to take that in consideration. The quality of the engraving on the chips makes the price. Amazing daily life scene's or complete landscapes are expensive but more simple expressions are see more often. Your chips do not have high quality engravings and that must be taken also in consideration. I feel if you would bring this box into an sale, a price around the estimate would be reasonable.

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