ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE EXPORT SILVER TWO-HANDLE CUP & COVER, LUEN WO c.1880

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ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE EXPORT SILVER TWO-HANDLE CUP & COVER, LUEN WO c.1880

£15,795.00

Description

Antique 19th Century Chinese export solid silver presentation cup & cover, of traditional urn shape, the body is embossed with beautiful scenes in relief depicting Chinese nobility amongst village landscape, between Greek key borders and above a band of dragons amongst clouds, one side with a vacant shield cartouche, both sides applied with branch form handles issuing from grapevine, the cover set with a male Foo dog finial with articulated eyes and ball in paw. Foo dogs are thought to protect the building from harmful spiritual influences and harmful people that might be a threat. The sides applied with stylised bamboo scroll handles, the cover embossed with dragons among clouds, dragon's head finial, standing on a domed spreading circular foot embossed with scrolling foliage, centred with a vacant shield cartooche. Hallmarked with Retailers mark LUENWO (Luen Wo, active 1880-1940, Shanghai).

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item details
Material and Technique silver
Origin Asian
Period 19th Century
Condition Good
Hallmark Retailers mark LUENWO
Dimensions Height: 33cm Width: 21 x 14cm Weight: 1005g

Product REF: C6518