Imperial Chinese Silver Seal c1860. This fascinating piece has us mystified. You can see from the picture that there is a silver box which resides inside a silver-on-copper case, which is delicately and elaborately pierced and engraved. When removed, the bird stands out in relief and becomes an avian form document seal (appears to be for the monarchy, the government or the military) and the seal can itself be removed to reveal a further canister which contains a jar with much Chinese writing on it which we have yet to decipher.Please view all photographs carefully as these are as much part of the description as the writing. If you wish to be sent any other pictures or details feel free to ask. Do be in touch with any other questions.
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