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Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890

A fine and impressive antique Chinese Export Silver swing handled basket; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU: A3727
Price: £1,495.00
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Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890
Chinese Export Silver Basket - Antique Circa 1890

Description


This fine antique Chinese Export Silver (CES) basket has an oval rounded form onto an oval swept foot.


The body of this basket is embellished with fine and impressive pierced and embossed decoration depicting two iconic Chinese dragons amidst clouds.


The decoration to the body incorporates a circular vacant cartouche to either end.


The shaped border has embossed scroll and floral ornamentation to the rim.


This basket retains the original wirework style swing handle.


The concaved central well of this basket is plain and unembellished.


The impressive swept foot of this basket is encircled with a band of pierced decorated floral motifs.


Condition


This antique Chinese basket is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The embossed and pierced decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the basket are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique Asian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 28.4cm/11.2"

Width 19cm/7.5”

Height to top of handle 20.8cm/8.2"

Height to rim 6.7cm/2.6"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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