ANTIQUE 19thC RARE CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER DRAGON MUG, LEECHING c.1870

ANTIQUE 19thC RARE CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER DRAGON MUG, LEECHING c.1870

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REFERENCE NUMBER: A2565

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Description

  Antique 19th Century Chinese Export Solid Silver Mug, tapering form, the sides are beautifully decorated in relief with a scene of warriors in combat, very crisp and detailed, centering a shaped cartouche with initials and the date 1873. The handle is beautifully modelled like a dragon. The base is Hallmarked Chinese Export silver (acid tested shows a 900+ silver standard), Maker's mark LC (for Leeching, an important and very fine silversmith active in Canton, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong from 1840 to 1880). This particular mug dates before 1873.

Condition

In Great condition - No damage. 

Size

Height:   9.5cm

Width:   10 x 6.2cm

Weight:   140g