Chinese Export Silver Dragon Goblets Pair Rare Maker Kc C1860 For Sale
EXTREMELY RARE SET OF TWO c1860 CHINESE EXPORT SILVER DRAGON GOBLETS; CANTON SHOP OF MAKER KC; EXCELLENT CONDITION
We are pleased to offer this extremely rare set of c1860 Chinese export silver dragon goblets.
They bear the mark of Canton maker KC. This shop mark is almost never seen. Chan (2005) notes KC worked in Canton during the second and third quarter 19th century.
Most CES collectors do not own an example from this maker.
Classic raised egg form.
Adorned with single four claw Chinese dragon covering the surface. Beautfully detailed. Hundreds of individually carved scales. Atop thick well cast tapering stem and base.
Hallmarked KC 90 and characters.
This extremely rare pair of Chinese export silver maker KC dragon goblets are 2 5/8 inches.
Constructed of thick, heavy guage silver it weigh 2 1/2 (standard) ounces.
In excellent, if not perfect condition. Rich, lustreous silver patina throughout. The beautiful raised dragon retain their original crisp, vibrant detail.
For the discerning collector of the finest China trade silver. A pair of dragon goblets from the very rare Canton shop of KC. Pristine condition.
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