Chinese Silver Palace & Water Scene Coffee Pot C1835 Samuel Kirk Rare For SaleIMPORTANT CHINESE SILVER PALACE AND WATER SCENE COFFEE POT; CRANES ALONG GENTLE STREAM; SAMUEL KIRK, c1835; EXCELLENT CONDITION
This is a rare c1835 Chinese inspired silver palace and feeding cranes coffee pot.
From Samuel Kirk, Baltimore.
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. Later in 2011 a common, damaged 20 ounce CES tea set sold for $6800 USD at Halls Gallery in the UK. A slightly larger, damaged, mismatched set sold at Christie's London this past winter for $7200.
As trade silver prices soar, we have been unwilling to sell the best pieces of our personal collection.
Until this past week. When a tiny, twenty one ounce CES tea service, with damaged enamel work sold for 35,000 GBP plus premium ($70,000 USD) at Bonhams UK.
The coffee pot in slender baluster form.
Beautifully hand carved Chinese fortress, palace and water scenes.
An elaborate pagoda roof walled fortress, opposite thatch roof village. Flanking centre leaf framed medallion. Tall sweeping cypress trees and exotic foliage.
Several cranes feeding along water's edge.
Opposite side with walled estates, one adjoining twin arch cobblestone foot bridge, over winding stream. A spread wing bird overhead. Bodlly cast pomegranate and spread leaf finial.
Beautifully engraved initials LL to centre.
Samuel Kirk c1835 Chinese coffee pot is 10 inches tall.
Exceptionally thick, heavy guage solid silver weighs 27 (standard) ounces.
Hallmarked as shown. "Saml Kirk S.K. 11.O ". See Rainwater page 183.
In excellent condition. Rich, lustreous silver patina throughout. The beautiful Chinese palace and water scenes retain their original detail. Cover closes secure. Sliver of top heat stop lacking, handle remains perfectly secure.
For the discerning collector of the finest Chinese inspired 19th century Kirk silver. A museum worthy c1835 Samuel Kirk Chinese fortress, and boat and cranes along gentle stream coffee pot.
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