Hong Xian Period (Jan to Mar 1916). Early Republic
A rare pink ground kwa chee box aka sweet meat container decorated with peony sprays with matching dome lid cover. The inside of the kwa chee box is divided into four segmented compartments surrounding the central circular one. These boxes are traditionally used for keeping melon seeds and other sweet offerings. Kwa chee boxes are taken out during special occasions such as weddings, birthdays and Chinese New Year.
The based and interior of the cover flange is affixed with a Hong Xian mark, a very rare mark due to the very brief reign of Hong Xian (100 days). The Empire of China was a short-lived attempt by statesman and general Yuan Shikai from late 1915 to early 1916 to reinstate monarchy in China, with himself as the Hong Xian Emperor.
An exquisite item for every discerning collector.
罕有和颜色非常均匀的粉红地圆盒，圆顶盖匹配牡丹花卉纹饰。 盒子内部被分成围绕中央圆形的四个分段的隔间。 这些盒子传统上用于装载瓜子和其他甜品。此精致的盒子只用在婚礼，生日和农历新年等特别场合。
Dimension: Rim width 18.3cm, Height 9cm
Estimate : RM18,000 – RM25,000
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19 June 2020
No visible material defects, only slight wear, commensurate with its age and utilitarian usage.