ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER CRUET STAND, HOACHING c.1860

ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER CRUET STAND, HOACHING c.1860

3,295.00

Mid-19th Century Chinese Export exceptionally rare silver cruet / condiment stand, highly decorated with continuous village scenes, resting on three lion paw shaped feet and the handle realistically modelled as a dragon, one side bearing a shield shaped cartooche engraved with initials. The set holds hobnail cut bottles and five rests for the stoppers in similar style. Hallmarked Chinese Export silver, Maker's mark in Chinese for Hoaching (Wo Hing).

REFERENCE NUMBER: A4824

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DESCRIPTION

Antique mid-19th Century Chinese Export exceptionally rare solid silver cruet / condiment stand, highly decorated with continuous village scenes, resting on three lion paw shaped feet and the handle realistically modelled as a dragon, one side bearing a shield shaped cartooche engraved with initials. The piece is very unusual, fine and exceptionally crisp. The set holds hobnail cut bottles and five rests for the stoppers in similar style.

Hallmarked Chinese Export silver (acid tested shows a 900+ standard), bearing the Maker's mark in Chinese for Hoaching (Wo Hing), active in Canton 1825-1880. The silversmith is considered one of best Chinese Export names (please see A. Von Ferscht, Chinese Export Silver 1785-1940, 4th edition 2015).
 

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No damage.


SIZE

Height: 27.5cm
Width: 15cm
Weight: 1780g