Handle Solid Silver Chinese Export Iron-red Mug 18th Century Older Then 19th For SaleGold Gilt Chinese export Iron-red Over sized largemug with solid silverhandleBeautiful delicate flowing brush strokes in iron-red depicting Large sprays of Peony and lily on the sides & i think the design is called diaperpatternbut not 100% sure,Mug is in a bell shape early form, age 1750 tofirstQuarter of the 18th century.
the mug can fit my entire clenched fist down the opening of the top, looks to of been a prized item as the person who owned this mug replaced the weakChinesehandle with a solid silver very finemoldedhandle with clean stable design, slight chip to rim base seen in picture, hardlynoticeable.
Silver handle has been acid tested and is 900 % silverheight of mug is (6.4 inch)size across the mouth opening is = (5 inch)solid silver handle is = (4.5inch)handle sticks out from mug about = (5cm)
pictures on this listing shows, inside, base, handle, outside & also the designs
Video of the mug in close up footage bellow
(PLEASE CLICK PLAY on The video video of the mug is not working please check later today or Saturday morning, best of luck to all buyers!On 24-May-13 at 19:37:57 BST, seller added the following information:
A set of four in a different shape went for $4,000 in 2002, this bell shape with this design of this period of the 18th century is Very rare and like all exportChineseitems of this artistic age in chinese history, silver fittings have been added.
The handle has been tested by a jeweler and it is 900% solid silver, the age is not only seen in the base rim but also in the iron-redearlyshade of red, you can also see the iron marks sunk deep into the mug as well as that beautiful blue shade of glaze.
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