A Chinese export silver box

Unknown Maker(s)Late 19th or early 20th centuries

Museum of Art & Photography

Museum of Art & Photography
Bangalore, India

Chinese export boxes were produced in China for the Western market between 18th century and 20th century. The skills of carving indicated which market the silver boxes were made for. These boxes were often used as personal accessories and containers.

The box contains floral and leaf patterns made with the repousse technique throughout the box.


  • Title: A Chinese export silver box
  • Creator: Unknown Maker(s)
  • Date Created: Late 19th or early 20th centuries
  • Location: China, made for the Western market
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 6.5 cm, Diameter. 10 cm
  • Type: Silverware
  • Rights: Courtesy of the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP)
  • Medium: Repousse silver
  • Museum No.: SCU.00564
  • Department: Textiles, Craft and Design

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