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This  is a popular theme in Chinese and Japanese art.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe circular pearl, to the front of the bucket, doubles as a cartouche for a monogram. It contains the initials ‘J H’ and the British royal crown suggesting this is likely to have been a  piece of ambassadorial or consular silver.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe retailers mark of ‘Nanking Store’, a Shanghai based jewellers, can be found on all three pieces. A second mark ‘Sterling,’ as well as a Chinese character mark, appear next to the retailer’s mark.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eNanking Store were based at 444 Szechuen Road, Shanghai and in business between 1895 and 1940.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWeight 700 grams, Height 15cms (without handle), Diameter 13cm\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eItem: #271\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Antique Chinese Export Silver Ice Bucket & Tongs with Dragon Decoration, Shanghai, China – circa 1920

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This Chinese export silver ice bucket is complete with its original drainer and matching tongs.

The bucket is decorated with a magnificent repousse dragon with a menacing face and very nice detailing to the scales and claws, which encircles the bucket. 

The dragon is chasing the sacred pearl; the pearl represents wisdom, which the dragon pursues while trying to attain enlightenment. This  is a popular theme in Chinese and Japanese art.

The circular pearl, to the front of the bucket, doubles as a cartouche for a monogram. It contains the initials ‘J H’ and the British royal crown suggesting this is likely to have been a  piece of ambassadorial or consular silver.

The retailers mark of ‘Nanking Store’, a Shanghai based jewellers, can be found on all three pieces. A second mark ‘Sterling,’ as well as a Chinese character mark, appear next to the retailer’s mark.

Nanking Store were based at 444 Szechuen Road, Shanghai and in business between 1895 and 1940.

Weight 700 grams, Height 15cms (without handle), Diameter 13cm

Item: #271

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