ANTIQUE 19thC RARE CHINESE SOLID SILVER & ENAMEL MIRROR, DA XING c.1870

ANTIQUE 19thC RARE CHINESE SOLID SILVER & ENAMEL MIRROR, DA XING c.1870

8,595.00

REFERENCE NUMBER: A3413

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century Chinese Export solid silver filigree and enamel table mirror, very large and exceptionally fine, resting on four fish-shaped feet, applied with a blue and green enamelled filigree frame, intricately crafted creating flowers and leaves, the back and the side of the mirror is also finely decorated with enamelled filigree-work.

The top is Hallmarked with Chinese marks (acid tested shows a 900+ silver standard), year about 1870-90, Maker's mark for Da Xing, important silver manufacturer and retailer active both in Canton and Singapore in the late 19th century, renowned for its fine craftsmanship he produced silver pieces for the wealthiest and most preeminent Peranakan families in Malacca.

Genuinely antique Chinese enamelled filigree pieces are exceptionally rare, most of them are now in museums or important private collections. The mirror here presented appears to be exceptional for size, rarity and quality, probably produced for a wealthy Chinese clientele and not for export.

CONDITION

In Good condition - General wear and minor damages in places as expected for an old and fragile item such this, wear and stains to the original mirror.

SIZE

Height: 33.5cm

Width: 21 x 12cm

Weight: 1640g