Here's a large antique Chinese cloisonne enamel butterfly jewelry box with a celadon nephrite jade butterfly insert on the top. The exterior is made of mostly imperial yellow colored enamel and the inside is turquois blue enamel. There is a total of 99 butterflies including the jade insert and the box itself.It is masterfully done following the curvatures of the box. The box is very heavy and made of thick copper and enamel. The jade feels cool to the touch, and very hard (cannot be scratched by a sharp knife). It has an old surface patina that only comes with age. Box measures 12" L x 8" W x 4 H.
Jade butterfly measures 3.75" L x 2" W. Overall the box is in excellent condition.
There is a tiny chip in the blue enamel along the edge (see last photo). Please contact me if you have any questions, and take a look at my other listings for more wonderful items. The item "Antique Chinese Cloisonne Enamel Imperial Yellow Butterfly Box with Jade Insert" is in sale since Tuesday, July 18, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes".The seller is "*n*e*v*a*d*a*" and is located in Yorba Linda, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.