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Chinese Export Silver Miniature Filigree & Enamel Altar Table C1890 Signed For Sale
RARE c1890 CHINESE EXPORT SILVER MINIATURE FILIGREE & ENAMEL ALTAR TABLE; BOWL OF FLOWERS, TABLE SCREEN AND URN; SIGNED
We are quite pleased to offer this rare c1890 Chinese export silver miniature filigree and enamel altar table. With flower display, urn and table screen.
Important. This is export period hand crafted silver and ename. It is NOT c1940s tourist trade crudely fashioned, as so often found on .
This miniature crafted as a centuries old Chinese altar table.
Atop the table a scalloped rim bowl of enamelled flowers, in shades of pink gold and green.
A temple urn. And on the opposite side a table screen with beautifully detailed filigree floral display.
The filigree work comprised of hundreds of individually worked silver wires. Many times thinner than a human hair.
Signed in Chinese characters on silver plaque.
This rare export silver filigree and enamel altar table is 3 1/2 inches and weighs 1 1/4 standard ounces.
In vry fine condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. Hundreds of tiny silver wires. Tiny 1/16th or less loss to table top and the enamelled flowers now with paint touch up.
For the discerning collector of the finest Chinese export silver. An exceptional c1890 Chinese export silver miniature filigree and enamel altar table. With signature plaque.
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We happily combine items when shipping, saving you costs. We ship twice weekly, usually US Postal Priority. Fully insured for domestic packages, and air parcel overseas. We charge a bit more than actual cost for custom size boxes, shipping materials and to pay for professional packing.
We make great effort to accurately describe each item listed. Returns are accepted, if either condition, country of origin or dating is significantly incorrect. In such cases we refund your shipping costs as well. Like you, we are only human, and make mistakes. Hopefully, not too many.
Remember, the items you see are antiques. Hence, have an expected amount of wear from normal use. As such, returning an item because we failed to mention the tiniest bit of wear, or barely discernible flaw is not acceptable. Nor do we accept returns based on buyer's remorse. Nor change of taste, or because a buyer did not realize how "small" four inches might be once in hand.
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From our personal collection, a fine mid 19th century coin silver basket by Edward & John Moore is illustrated in the cover article in May/June 2008 Silver Magazine.