Chinese Export Silver Dragon Centre Bowl W Liner & Pedestal Luen Hing
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Chinese Export Silver Dragon Centre Bowl W Liner & Pedestal Luen Hing:
FINE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER DRAGON CENTRE BOWL; ORIGINAL PIERCED LINER; SIGNED; EXCELLENT CONDITION
This is a fine Chinese silver dragon centre bowl.
Signed for Luen Hing.
Rare. In that it retains what appears to be the original pierced liner or frog. Used for arranging flowers, so stems remain upright.
While often found on Japanese bowls. Rare to find a frog with a CES bowl.
From our 35 year personal collection. The collection contains over 300 examples, most acquired in the 1970s and 1980s.
Trade silver prices have exploded in the past year. As evidenced by Skinners Boston sales in Fall 2010. There a pair of 4 1/4 inches vases for $2000.
Shortly thereafter, a common, damaged 20 ounce CES tea set sell for $6800 USD at Halls Gallery in the UK. A slightly larger, damaged, mismatched maker set sold at Christie's London this winter for $7200.
This Chinese silver dragon centre bowl in raised circular form.
Adorned with a single Chinese dragon. Carved in exceptionally high relief. Massive head, saucer shape eyes ablaze, long tendrils flaring.
The dragon's long convulsing body comprised of hundreds of individually diamond cut scales.
Liner & stand included.
Dragon bowl 6 inches and 10 standard ounces, not including liner.
Signed LH 90 and characters.
Excellent condition. Lustreous silver patina throughout. The raised dragon retains its original brilliant detail.
For the discerning collector of the finest Chinese silver. A superb Chinese export dragon footed bowl with its original pierced frog, liner. Signed.
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