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Peranakan Chinese Export Silver Tankard with Dragon Handle, 19th Century

$8,000

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A heavy and well cast Chinese export silver tankard with a dragon handle, made of the Southeast Asian market, mid-late 19th century, China. The double walled mug or tankard featuring a dense and exuberant scene of long tailed birds amongst a lush floral and foliate setting, all in crisp, high relief. The handle formed as a writing dragon with long whiskers. A maker's mark to the underside. The lack of western letters with the mark indicate this piece was made either for the domestic market, or more likely, for the Peranakan overseas Chinese community in Southeast Asia. Weight: 324.4 grams.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Width: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Style
    Chinese Export (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Silver,Cast
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In very good condition, with remnants of silver polish around and under the feet of the dragon. The exterior with some tarnish, especially in the deeper crevices of the design.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894715214112

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $20 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 4-9 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Austin, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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