These impressive antique Chinese Export silver vases have a circular panelled baluster form.
The surface of each vase is embellished with a range of alternating characters marks and floral designs, segmented with an applied scalloped border.
Each vase features a tapering cylindrical neck with a flared upper rim.
The vases are each fitted with impressive birfuracting loop handles to either side, incorporating a ball motif to the upper terminal.
Each vase is supported by a plain spreading foot, accented with a bead decorated border in junction with the vessel.
The character hallmarks struck to the rim of the foot include:
Maker's mark: HENG LI 恒利
Assay mark: Tianjin 天津
Artisan mark: HE 和 (also Tianjin)
NOTE: We are grateful to Adrien von Ferscht for his help in identifying the marks on this exceptional antique piece.
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Maker: Heng Li