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Chinese Export Silver Bowl - Antique Circa 1890

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Chinese export silver bowl; an addition to our oriental ornamental silverware collection

SKU: C2638
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Chinese Export Silver Bowl - Antique Circa 1890
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Chinese Export Silver Bowl - Antique Circa 1890
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Chinese Export Silver Bowl - Antique Circa 1890
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Chinese Export Silver Bowl - Antique Circa 1890
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Chinese Export Silver Bowl - Antique Circa 1890
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Chinese Export Silver Bowl - Antique Circa 1890
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Chinese Export Silver Bowl - Antique Circa 1890
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Chinese Export Silver Bowl - Antique Circa 1890
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Chinese Export Silver Bowl - Antique Circa 1890
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Chinese Export Silver Bowl - Antique Circa 1890
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Chinese Export Silver Bowl - Antique Circa 1890

Description


This exceptional antique Chinese export silver (CES) bowl has a compressed circular rounded form.


The body of the bowl is embellished with impressive chased decorated panels depicting a variation of floral*, dragons amidst clouds and an Asian settlement designs; each panel features a matte decorated background.


The upper waisted rim of this antique silver bowl is encompassed with an applied bead decorated border.


This exceptional Chinese silver bowl is fitted with two impressive cast silver handles accented with scrolling leaf ornamentation to the underside of the handpiece, in addition to the upper terminal.


The bowl is supported by four impressive cast silver bifurcating leaf decorated feet.


The hallmarks struck to the underside of this impressive bowl include:

Maker's mark: WA (undocumented name)

Character mark: Untraced


* These four floral and foliate designs, within Chinese art, are known as the Four Gentlemen and represent the development of the seasons through the year: orchid - spring (春 / chun), bamboo - summer (夏 / xia), chrysanthemum - autumn (秋 / qiu) and plum blossom - winter (冬 / dong).


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Condition


This antique Chinese silver bowl is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The chased and cast decoration is all very sharp.

The Chinese hallmarks struck to the underside of the bowl are all clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique bowl.


Dimensions


Length across handles 23.5cm/9.3"

Diameter 17.5cm/6.9"

Height 11.4cm/4.5"


Weight


18 troy ounces/559g


 
 
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