Chinese Export Silver Casket/ Box Pierced Dragons 34 Troy Ozs. Wang Hing 1890
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Chinese Export Silver Casket/ Box Pierced Dragons 34 Troy Ozs. Wang Hing 1890:
Presented is an EXCEPTIONAL LARGE sized CHINESE EXPORT SILVER CASKET/BOX pierced throughout with full bodied DRAGONS made by WANG HING c.1890.
Each of the 4 sides has 2 fierce, full bodied, fire breathing dragons. The dragons are surrounded by smoke and are chasing the magic pearl. The hinged lid has 4 fierce, full bodied, fire breathing dragons. These dragons are similarly surrounded by smoke and are chasing the magic pearl.
There is a central cartouche on the lid with old 19th century initials (these can easily be removed).
The CASKET has a lovely gothic shaped, hinged clip that fits around the magic pearl. This keeps it securely shut.
The CASKET stands on 4 well detailed dragon faces.
The CASKET has a heavy, hinged, BAMBOO form handle.
The CASKET is beautifully pierced on all 4 sides and on the cover. The piercing really highlights the detail to the fire breathing dragons.
The casket is clearly marked underneath. WH, 90 + CHINESE CHARACTERS. Made by Wang Hing c.1890
THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL CHINESE EXPORT SILVER CASKET/BOX. THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS AMAZING. IT IS 20.5CM X 18 X 9.5CM (8 X 7.25 X 3.75 INCHES). IT WEIGHS 34 TROY OUNCES (1054 GRAMMES).
The CONDITION is EXCELLENT with good crisp detail throughout and no damage or repairs whatsoever.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE AND RARE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER DRAGON CASKET BY WANG HING C.1890 - THIS IS AS GOOD AS THEY COME!
Please see my other sales for more SPECIAL CHINESE EXPORT SILVER and some very good English silver.
Thanks for looking and please do not hesitate to email any questions!