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

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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

  • Condition Details
    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.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 5 in. x W 5 in. x D 3 in.H 12.7 cm x W 12.7 cm x D 7.62 cm
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU894715214112
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