Saturday, March 2, 2013

China by Way of Mexico

An amazing cross-cultural find from the most famous department store in Mexico City - Sanborns (see below). Created in the 1940s, this Mexican sterling silver humidor is bejeweled with a 19th century Chinese rendering of a junk boat carved in red jade. The setting is exquisitely intricate and another perfect example of East-Meets-West design.
box measures 3.5" x 6" and 1.25" high

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