RECENT ACQUISITIONS - 15th JUNE, 2018.
19th Century Chinese Export silver wine ewer, impressive and exceptionally fine, of baluster form, the body showing a compendium of the finest techniques and styles used in Chinese Export Silver: the domed circular base chased with stylized acanthus leaves, the round body decorated with diamond shaped medallions on each side depicting various designs and themes, three panels depicting densely populated village scenes, surrounded by buildings and trees, the others depicting lemurs feeding on fruit trees, moths amongst bamboo leaves and a shield shaped cartouche surrounded by carps and crab feeding on plankton, around engraved with stylized cross-key boarders, the handle realistically modelled as a water dragon, hinged cover surmounted by a grapevine finial.
Hallmarked Chinese silver 90 (900+ silver), Retailer's mark "WH" for Wang Hing
REFERENCE NUMBER: A5316
19th Century Victorian Cellini pattern silver large serving tray, of oval form the pierced border, featuring a frieze of masks, lions, cornucopia and fruiting vines in the classical Cellini revival taste, within a laurel rim and with realistically modelled handles cast as serpents, the centre hand engraved with spread eagles, swag and scrolling foliage.
Hallmarked English silver (925), London, year 1897 (k), Maker JNM (John Newton Mappin), Retailed by Mappin & Webb.
Mappin & Webb a jewellery company headquartered in the United Kingdom. Mappin & Webb traces its origins to a silver workshop founded in 1775. It now has retail stores in the UK and has held Royal Warrants to the British monarchs since 1897 till present day. The company's master craftsman Martin Swift is the current Crown Jeweller to the British monarchy.
REFERENCE NUMBER: A5289