RECENT ACQUISITIONS - 20th February, 2019

ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER MASSIVE VASE, CUM WO c.1890

19th Century Chinese Export silver vase on stand, impressive and exceptionally fine, of baluster form, the body showing a compendium of the finest techniques and styles used in Chinese Export Silver; the body decorated with four sharp medallions on each side depicting various designs and themes, depicting densely populated village scene with a vacant shield cartooche, surrounded by buildings and trees, the others depicting chrysanthemum flowers in bloom, perched birds on a blossoming cherry tree and two dragons playing in water and amongst clouds, around engraved with stylized cross-key boarders, the handle realistically modelled as cherry tree branches, vase affixed with a screw to a carved bamboo pedestal stand.

Hallmarked with Chinese export silver marks, Maker’s marks CW for Cum Wo.

Reference Number: A5718