Chinese Export Silver Pierced Dragon In Fire & Clouds Bowl Wang Hing C1875
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Chinese Export Silver Pierced Dragon In Fire & Clouds Bowl Wang Hing C1875 :
FINEST c1875 CHINESE EXPORT SILVER PIERCED DRAGONS IN FIRE AND CLOUDS BOWL; WANG HING; EXCELLENT CONDITION
This is a fine 19th century Chinese export silver pierced dragon in clouds bowl.
Signed for the most important of all recorded China trade silver workshops Wang Hing.
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 exceptional c1875 export silver bowl in circular form.
Adorned with brilliant pierced series of three claw Chinese dragons. Their long undulating bodies comprised of hundreds of individually carved diamond scales. Set amidst streaming fire and clouds.
Throughout the bowl displays the finest hand chased finish detail. Clearly the work of a Wang Hing's master chasers.
This fine c1875 Chinese bowl is 4 3/4 inches and weighs 3 (standard) ounces.
Excellent condition. Lustreous silver patina throughout. The dragons retian their original brilliant detail. Stands firm on table. No liner.
For the discerning collector of the finest China trade silver. An extremely fine c1875 China trade silver pierced dragon in fire and clouds bowl. Signed for Wang Hing.
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On Dec-28-12 at 09:30:39 PST, seller added the following information:
Several clients emailed to say a near identical CES dragon bowl is currently offered on for $1599. USD see item 380 539 649 458. as silly as that sounds, a third one, near identical is offered for $2000 USD. Buyers, please offer accordingly. Robert