ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE CUMSHING SOLID SILVER PAIR OF CANDLESTICKS / VASES c.1890

ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE CUMSHING SOLID SILVER PAIR OF CANDLESTICKS / VASES c.1890

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REFERENCE NUMBER: A1328

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Description

Antique late 19th Century extremely rare Chinese Export Cumshing Solid Silver Candlesticks / Vases, each raised on a circular foot, figural stem beautifully modelled as a fish, supporting cylindrical capitals pierced and chased with dragons, unscrewable nozzles removing to reveal the glass liner, converting the candlesticks in very decorative vases. Extremely high quality of workmanship. Both Hallmarked Chinese Export Silver, Canton, possibly year around 1890, Maker's mark CS (Cumshing, one of the earliest known export silversmiths, please follow this link).

Condition

Silver in Great Condition - no damage to the silver. The glass liners have a crack and one has a chip.

Size

Height:   19.5cm

Width:   6cm

Silver Weight (without liners):   344g