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SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Centrepiece - Antique Circa 1890

A magnificent, fine and impressive, large antique Chinese Export Silver centrepiece; part of our Chinese/Asian silverware collection

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Description


This magnificent antique Chinese Export Silver (CES) centrepiece has a circular rounded, tazza shaped form onto a decorative pedestal and spreading foot.


The body of this antique centrepiece are ornamented with twelve shaped panels with matte backgrounds.


Each panel is embellished with chased decoration depicting individual scenes, such as bird's sitting in a cherry blossom tree, fish in a pond, figures in oriental attire conversing on a balcony and chrysanthemum's amidst foliage.


The shaped rim of this impressive centrepiece is encompassed with an applied moulded border.


The body surmounts a magnificent pedestal encircled with three cast three dimensional oriental bearded dragon ornaments to a chased smoke/cloud decorated plinth.


The knop to the lower portion of the large pedestal is embellished with further chased decorated panels matching the designs to that of the body.


The large circular domed spreading foot of the centrepiece is encircled with further chrysanthemum and foliate decoration on a matte bacground.


The decoration to the foot is encompassed with a plain border, incorporating the contemporary engraved inscription 'To J.R.Greaves Esq. From A.Ebrahim & Co. Shanghai'


The pedestal secures to the underside of the centrepiece with a screw fitment.


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

Maker's mark: LUENWO (Luen Wo*)

Character mark: Untraced


* This maker was considered one of the best retail silversmiths in Shanghai, creating pieces of a high quality and alongside talented artisan silversmiths.


Maker: Luen Wo

Condition


This antique CES Centrepiece is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The cast and chased decoration is very sharp.

The Chinese hallmarks struck to the underside of the centrepiece are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique Chinese Export Silver.


Dimensions


Diameter of rim 31cm/12.2"

Diameter of foot 20.5cm/8.1"

Height 25.5cm/10"


 
 
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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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