Chinese Export Silver Miniature Rickshaw C1870 Cum Wo Rare
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Chinese Export Silver Miniature Rickshaw C1870 Cum Wo Rare:
RARE c1870 CHINESE EXPORT SILVER MINIATURE RICKSHAW; SIGNED FOR CUM WO; EXCELLENT
We are quite pleased to offer this rare c1870 Chinese export silver miniature rickshaw.
Signed for the shop of Cum Wo, in Hong Kong also in chinese characters.
Important. This is export period hand crafted silver. It is NOT c1940s tourist trade crudely fashioned work. As so often found on .
This rickshaw hand crafted as real.
The roof with scallop top as real.
The seat with floral medallion and cloud engraving.
Tall spoked wheels and fenders.
The rear panel with flap, for more passenger comfort.
Even with a license plate showing number 205. A very rare design feature.
The Chinese driver in wide brim hat, short jacket and short pants. Rich life like facial detail.
This c1870 Cum Wo miniature rickshaw is 2 3/4 inches and 1 standard ounce.
Signed CW for Cum Wo and Chinese characters.
In excellent condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. Retains the original detail throughout.
For the discerning collector of the finest Chinese export silver. An exceptional c1870 Chinese export silver miniature rickshaw. Excellent condition.
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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.
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