ANTIQUE 19thC MONGOLIAN STYLE SOLID SILVER, JADE & HARDSTONES LARGE EWER c.1890

ANTIQUE 19thC MONGOLIAN STYLE SOLID SILVER, JADE & HARDSTONES LARGE EWER c.1890

8,995.00

REFERENCE NUMBER: A3226

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century Mongolian-style hardstone and jade-inlaid solid silver ewer, the pear-shaped body embellished with corals, turquoises and lapislazuli, the large handle mounted with a jade "dragon" belthook, each side is inset with a very large ruyi-shaped jade medallion, the cover is surmounted by a jade finial, a large decorative spout issuing from the mouth of a makara.

This piece is particularly rare as is made of solid silver (tested shows a 900+ silver standard) in the style of a Mongolian ewer, suggesting that the piece was probably made in Mongolia in the late 19th Century for the Chinese market, Qing dynasty, it dates to the late 19th century. Such pieces are very rare and sought after, three almost identical silver ewers sold in Sotheby's for over £13000 (follow this linkthis link and this link).

CONDITION

In Good Condition - General wear. one jade plaque has a chip.

SIZE

Height:  44cm

Width:    27.5 x 14cm

Weight:  1810g