Antique Chinese Card Case Hand Carved with Original Glass Box  - w/ Provenance

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Seller: misterblack (1,089) 100%, Location: Mount Carroll, Illinois, Ships to: US, Item: 133356405467 Antique Chinese Card Case Hand Carved with Original Glass Box 19th Century. This beautifully hand carved sandlewood card case in in the original box - On the back of the box in an old red stamp is the makers mark (see photo) which says "LUEN SHINGHOA DEALER IN IVORY WARE 7 SUNDRYS CANTON YUGK TSSE STREET from what I can make out - some of the letters are in Chinese - I bought this piece at an estate sale of an antique collector in Chicago about 30 years ago - not sure of the age but I think it is 19th cent and probably from the Victorian era when American liked this type of thing to hole their calling cards - The wood case itself is in 'MINT' condition but the box is not but the original glass (see photo) is intact and the top and bottom although they are not connected. The wooden case itself measures 3 3/4" tall by 2 1/4" wide. This card case is an outstanding piece of Chinese art and craftsmanship, featuring a dragon with sharp teeth in the water (see waves on photo) and on the back is a courtyard scene with two men doing something but I can;t tell what. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Primary Material: Sandlewood, Age: 1850 - 1910, Type: Boxes, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Region of Origin: Canton China, Color: Brown, Maker: Luen Shing Hoa

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