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Posted By: Natalie Sat, May 02, 2020 IP:

Could anyone help identify the period/origin of this piece please?

Thank you!

Subject:Re: Small box
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, May 03, 2020

Bottom mark,
光緒 - Guangxu - Title of reign 1875-1908 of Aisin Gioro Zaitian, 9th emperor of the Qin Dynasty.
囗囗 - !st character is illegibly abrased, the 2nd seems to be a non standard form
足銀 - zuyin - Pure silver

Inscription on the lid,
行神如空 行気如虹
巫峡千尋 走雲連風
God is travelling like the air
Qi* is travelling like a rainbow
The Wu Gorge* is a thousand xin* deep
The wind carries the clouds with

Qi ; Life giving princile
Wu Gorge; One of the Three Gorges on the Yangtze River
xin: A measure of 8ft

A citation from Sikong Tu 司空圖 837-908, late Tang dynasty poet's poem titled "Twenty-four poems"

With regards,
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