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SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Chinese Export Silver cup and cover; an addition to our presentation silverware collection

SKU: A1811
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SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cup and Cover - Antique Circa 1870

Description


This exceptional antique Chinese Export silver cup and cover has a cylindrical rounded form to a knopped pedestal and circular domed foot.


The body of the cup is embellished with exceptional applied stemmed chrysanthemum floral decoration accented with leaf and bud designs.


The upper rounded convex portion of the body is encircled with further undulating applied bud and leaf decoration.


This cup is fitted with two impressive scrolling intertwined handles modelled in the form of a scrolling vines accented with chased decorated leaf and floral designs to the exterior edge.


This antique cup retains the original domed push fit cover encircled with impressive engraved simplified floral, bud and leaf ornamentation, matching the style of the applied decoration to the upper portion of the body.


The plain domed, tiered portion of the cover is surmounted with the exceptional chased decorated chrysanthemum bud style finial.


The domed circular foot of the cup is encircled with impressive chased leaf ornamentation.


This impressive example of Chinese Export Silver retains the original gilded interior to both the cup and cover.


The hallmarks struck to the rim of the foot include:

Maker's mark: MK (undocumented name)

Silver quality/purity mark: 88 (88 standard, 880/1000)

Character mark: Untraced


Condition


This antique silver cup and cover is an exceptional gauge of silver and exceptional quality.

There are some minor surface blemishes to the cup; the piece be considered to be in excellent condition, in keeping with age.

The applied and chased decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the foot are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Height 26.1cm/10.3"

Width across handles 19cm/7.5"

Diameter 10.3cm/4.1"

Diameter of foot 8.2cm/3.2"


 
 
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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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