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    A CHINESE ENAMEL, SILVER AND EGGSHELL BOX
    China, circa 1920
    Unmarked
    2-1/4 x 5-3/4 x 3-5/8 inches (5.7 x 14.6 x 9.2 cm)

    The box having an enameled hinged lid, with silver borders, opening to a wood lined interior, the side panels having mosaic eggshell decoration, inscribed to lid interior MR. AND MRS. NELSON T. JOHNSON, FROM MR. AND MRS. Y.D. SHEN.

    Mr. Nelson T. Johnson served as Assistant Secretary of State (1927-1929), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to China (1935-1941) and Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to China and Australia (1935-1941 and 1941-1945).


    Condition Report*: The box having wear, particularly to delicate eggshell, overall a lovely presentation.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    14th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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