RECENT ACQUISITIONS - 23rd April, 2018.

ANTIQUE 18THC CHINESE QING DYNASTY SOLID SILVER-GILT TEA CUPS & SAUCERS C.1700

Early-18th Century Chinese Qing Dynasty silver-gilt pair of tea cups and saucers, repousse and fine chased work, cast cups dipicting people of nobility surrounded by blossom trees and pogodas on finelly tooled ground, mounted with unusually shaped cast scroll handles. The saucers beautifully hand engraved and each applied with four convext sections dipicting birds amongst blooming flowers, such recuring scenes were favourite of Chinese court and painters of the Ming Dynasty and would continue to be used in later Chinese works of Art.

REFERENCE NUMBER: A5284