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The firm was renowned for its high quality and constantly innovative silverware of which this is a very fine example. It is exceedingly rare to find an item of Chinese silver with a matte satin finish and lavish interior gilding.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe bowl is fully marked to the underside with WH 90 and Chinese characters.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eProvenance:\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eSize:\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e                     Height: 10.5 cms, Width: 22 cms\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eWeight:\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e               515.8 grammes\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Antique Chinese Export Silver Bowl, Matte Silver Exterior & Gilded Interior, Wang Hing, Hong Kong Or China – Circa 1910

Product Description

This highly unusual and sophisticated Chinese silver bowl has a pronounced matte satin finish to the silver exterior which provides a strong contrast to the lustre and richness of the shiny gilded interior.

The bowl takes the form of an upturned flower with a gently flared and petal shaped rim.  It stands on a shaped and pierced pedestal foot and the eight ‘petal segments’ have been ornamented in repousse and chased technique with restrained naturalistic depictions in the traditional Chinese style.  Motifs include a selection of birds flying amongst trees or perching on branches.  Other depictions are of grasses, bamboo, flowering plants and shrubs including paeonies, chrysanthemums, orchids and cherry blossom.

The bowl is in exceptional, near perfect, original condition and was retailed by the notable firm of Wang Hing in the early years of the 20th century.  Wang Hing had premises in Canton, Hong Kong and Shanghai and traded between the years of 1854 and 1941. The firm was renowned for its high quality and constantly innovative silverware of which this is a very fine example. It is exceedingly rare to find an item of Chinese silver with a matte satin finish and lavish interior gilding.

The bowl is fully marked to the underside with WH 90 and Chinese characters.

 

Provenance:

Size:                     Height: 10.5 cms, Width: 22 cms

Weight:               515.8 grammes

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