Chinese Export Silver Miniature Rickshaw C1880 Signed Rare For Sale
RARE c1880 CHIENSE EXPORT SILVER MINIATURE RICKSHAW 7 BAMBOO SHOOT CRUET; SIGNED; EXCELLENT
We are quite pleased to offer this rare c1880 Chinese export silver miniature rickshaw and cruet.
Signed SILVER and chinese characters.
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 is retracted back, so an open air ride. With centre panel opened for more passenger comfort.
The seat with floating cloud engraving. A unique touch. The foot rest with diamond engraved surface.
Tall spoked wheels and fenders.
The Chinese driver in wide brim hat with hand engraved spiral design. Short jacket and short pants. Rich life like facial detail.
The cruet in the form of a bamboo shoot, with screw on cover for filling.
Miniature rickshaw is 4 3/4 inches and weighs 2 standard ounces. Signed in Chinese characters and SILVER.
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 c1880 Chinese export silver miniature rickshaw and cruet. Excellent condition.
Please feel free to inquire directly about this, or any item we've listed. Whether the item is alone or part of a set. We very much welcome your interest. We are collectors first. As such, we are quite easy to work with.
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.
Please note, Massachusetts residents are subject to sales tax.
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We received favorable notice in the March 12th, 2006 New York Times. Page 8, Business Section, in a well written article on silver collecting. Copy furnished upon request.
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.
Enjoy....and good fortune in your offerding.
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