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Antique Chinese Silver Parcel-gilt & Filigree Sprinkler On Stand, China – 1740 To 1750

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The sprinkler and tray of fine open filigree with silver-gilt detail of meandering branches and leaves.

The pierced foot surmounted by a parcel-gilt spherical body with a layer of filigree work and a second layer of openwork underneath, leading to a tapering neck.

Filigree work was used in the Middle Ages and through the Renaissance, reaching it height in the 17th and 18th centuries. In 18th century China, filigree work was produced mostly for Europeans, while Chinese used plain silver in their households. The master-craftsmen in China rivalled those in Goa and the Deccan, producing exquisite pieces for their Dutch and English customers. With its fine detail, this sprinkler is a very good example of Chinese filigree work of the 18th century.

Europeans were not the only ones to appreciate Chinese filigree work, the Russian nobility made several purchases. One of the finest filigree sets was owned by Catherine the Great and kept in her Winter Palace as part of her toilet set. Her sprinklers are similar in form and technique to the ones here and can be seen at the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg (LS-107).

During the 18th century, items of fine Chinese filigree were rare and highly sought after by collectors who could not find similar items in Europe. They were not only symbols of power and prosperity, but were also kept as investments.

Weight: 401g, Height: 25cm, Base length: 19cm

Item: #047

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