ANTIQUE 20thC RARE CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER DRAGON ICE BUCKET & TONGS c.1910

ANTIQUE 20thC RARE CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER DRAGON ICE BUCKET & TONGS c.1910

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REFERENCE NUMBER: A2751

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DESCRIPTION

Antique early-20th Century rare Chinese Export Solid Silver large ice bucket, swing handle, the sides are chased in high relief with a large dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom, matted ground. The bucket is fitted with the original strainer and has the original large tongs, modelled as dragon's claws.

The pearl is engraved with initials "JH", with sovereign crown above (stating an important provenance).

Each part is Hallmarked Chinese silver ("STERLING", acide tested shows 900+ standard), Maker's mark NANKING STORE, active in Shanghai circa 1895-40, for more information about this retailer and silversmith please see A. Von Ferscht, Chinese Export Silver 1785-1940, 4th edition 2015.

CONDITION

In Great condition - No damage, just general wear.

BUCKET SIZE

Height:  23.5cm

Width:  13.5cm

TONGS SIZE

Length:  19.5cm

Total Silver Weight: 695g