A Chinese Silver Entwined Dragon Pot : Hong Kong C1890 For Sale
A Chinese Silver Entwined Dragon Pot : Hong Kong c1890
A Chinese Silver Entwined Dragon Pot
DETAIL: The'Pot'has the following with two encircling dragons
Traditional pot for with lift off lid
Set on three cabriole type legs
Made from sterling standard silver (tested)
The body has been very finely planished, you can detect the small 'spots' close up contrasted with thepolished silver finish of the rims, trims and top
A central dragon ball which could be used as a cartouche for balance and proportion
A rare piece of beautiful design
Genuinevintage Chinese silver
Assumed to be a genuine antique at c120 years old
Assayed: Hong Kong, c1890
Maker: Sing Kwong (believed to be a Hong Kong / Canton maker)
CONDITION: There is some visible tarnish spotting on the lid, this apart it is in excellent condition.
Diameter of Base: 11cm
Diameter of Mouth: 9cm
Payment Methods :
Paypal : overseas buyers who use this method must make their payments in Pounds Sterling
Personal Cheque : please allow time for receipt, depositing and clearance this takes 7 working days. You will be advised of a deposit and clearance date and the item will be posted as soon as possible after this. Not recommended if you require the item quickly
Postal Order (crossed and named for security)
IBAN / Bank transfers : numbers on application upon completion of the sale. All payments must be made in £ sterling and all conversion and administrative charges are the responsibility of the buyer
Royal mail regulations insist that all items made from, or partially containing, precious metals, including silver, must be sent by Special Delivery for insurance purposes. As the majority of my items fall into this category postal charges are quoted for this method of dispatch. I always try to keep costs to a minimum and will issue a refund if there is a significant overcharge.
Charges start at £5.45 and will increase according to weight, not usually exceeding £12.00. This includes a small handling charge to cover costs of materials usually between £0.50 and £1.50. All my packing boxes and envelopes are new and suitable for robust and regulations insist that all overseas deliveries must use a recognised 'signed for' service. To comply with this I use Royal Mail International Signed For Delivery.
For items below £41.00 this involves a surcharge of £4.25. Items above this attract a £6.40 surcharge.
These are additional to the normal postal charges based on packed weight and will be included in the quotation along with handling charges (see above for cost). Please take note of postal charges for heavy items as these can be quite considerable.
All my items are sent within two business days. I post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
(Please take into consideration when you give response scores that it is based on when the item is sent. I cannot be responsible for delays caused by local or international postal services.)
All my postal quotes are approximations. I never charge more than the listed amount and will issue a refund if there is a significant overcharge.
Terms of Sale
I try to describe all my items accurately and give good visual support through photographs and text of what I feel is accurate information
Selling antique and vintage items is not an exact science and a lot of the time it is based on educated guesswork
If there is clear provenance then I will provide it, if not, I will give an opinion expressed with a level of confidence based on my knowledge and experience. I am not so arrogant to assume that I am always correct. I would never deliberately mislead, but, I occasionally get things wrong
For any purchase the buyer should make an informed choice based on the information provided and if they are in any doubt then do not buy it
If an item is new I will indicate this in the description. It is unreasonable to expect antique and vintage items to be in mint condition particularly for well used objects such as tableware
1. Loss or damage in transit:
Full refund, no quibble but I will require damaged items posted back to me with details of delivery time and method, on receipt of this a full refund will be given including the cost of reposting the item.
2. Dissatisfaction with the item purchased
I will give a full refund for the cost of the item as charged (not including shipping costs) and will expect the buyer to return within 7 days at their own expense. If you can show that the description was in serious error, shipping costs and the cost of reposting will be refunded.
I spend a lot of my time attending sales throughout the UK and I have built up a varied collection over the years. Due to lack of space I do from time to time declutter and sell items mostly, these days, through . I also buy things, that I see at sale which I believe to be a good price and that I can resell at a small profit, thus helping me to pay my expenses. I am not running a business but I am trying to pay for my indulgence.
You can contact me through any of the recognised outlets
On 19-Jun-13 at 19:23:13 BST, seller added the following information:
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A Chinese Silver Entwined Dragon Pot : Hong Kong C1890: $365