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Sale Price: Sold   Stock #BN415

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Chinese Silver Dragon Bowl Presented to English Diplomat in 1897
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Sale Price: Sold


Chinese silver bowl with dragon handles. Curved sides and s-scroll handles in the form of scaly dragons with horned heads peaking about the rim. The bowl was presented to an English diplomat, who would have been reminded of the posting by the scenes of daily life that are engraved on the exterior: Trees and rocks, building and boats, fishermen and hunters.

The presentation reads in full: To / W.P. Wilkinson Esq. / H.B.M’s Vice-Consul / on his departure from Chemulpo / where they had for three years / enjoyed his protection / THE CHINSE RESIDENTS / as a token of gratitude / and a mark of their esteem / presented this bowl / June 1897.

Hallmarked Hung Chong, who was active in Canton and Shanghai, ca 1860 to 1930. Very good condition. A few scratches, but nothing to detract from the charm.

Dimensions: H (with handles) 7 1/2 x W 17 3/4 x D 12 in. Weight: 63.5 troy ounces. #BN415