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Three Chinese Export Silver Cups

Auction:
2940B
Lot:
72
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2940B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 06, 2016 4:00PM

Description:

Three Chinese Export Silver Cups, late 19th/early 20th century, one vasiform with lobed registers featuring various foliate and figural motif centering a small monogrammed medallion by Wang Hing & Co., ht. 3 3/8; a wide mug with repousse dragon motif to body, dragon handle, and engraved presentation inscription to underside, marked "CS," for Cumshing, ht. 3 1/4, and a slender mug with chrysanthemum motifs to the body and a bamboo-form handle, by Luen Wo, ht. 3 in., approx. 13.8 troy oz. total.
Estimate $800-1,200

Wang Hing cup with shallow dent just below front medallion (very unobtrusive) and the Cumshing dragon cup with slight looseness to joint of dragon's lower left foot (still stable and well attached to body otherwise). Otherwise each in good overall condition with only very light surface wear.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Art history, Dragon, Drinkware, Motif, Mug, Native American art, Repoussé and chasing, Visual arts

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