Vintage Chinese jewelry box, Ivory coloured plastic storage box, oriental celluloid trinket box with mirror, sewing box, childs jewelry box
An old plastic / celluloid jewelry box in an ivory colouration, the lid and sides decorated with raised asian motifs - which look to be Chinese. The lid with a pond or lake scene, a lady stands on the sidewith a net over her shoulder and a lantern in her hand, a man waits on a small boat nearby. We see a mountain and a teahouse in the background. The edges are decorated with lotus flowers and lotus leaves, the sides with Lotus, cherry or plum blossoms, as well as bamboo.
The inside of the box has a mirror fitted in the lid and two dividers, There is a red silk lining on the bottom only, qhich lies loose and is easily removable. This box would make and excellent jewelry box, trinket box or sewing box. The lines remind of the art deco period (1925-1939), but it is most likely somewhat later in date (1950-1960s)
Good apart from one small crack near the right hinge. It does not detract from the overall look and the box still functions well. There are water marks on the mirror, which have not come off with cleaning.
25.5 x 20.5 x 10 cm // 10 x 8 x 4 inches