A Chinese silver six-piece egg cruet,
by Wang Hing, 19th century, of lobed leaf form on three ball feet with a dragon amongst clouds and six slots to hold the egg spoons, stem and leaves handle, stamped marks WH90 and Luo Hou,
the six egg cups similarly decorated with lobed rim and gilt interiors, and
a set of six silver spoons,
by Wang Hing, stamped marks WH90 and Luo Hou,
清十九世纪 香港宏兴银制龙纹鸡蛋杯及托盘 《WH90》及《罗厚》款
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Sold for £1,500
21.5oz / 670.8g.
All with surface scratches and dents consistent with age.
Two cups loose from stand.
One ball foot loose.
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Auction: Asian Art - Live Online, Thu, 28th May 2020
The current pandemic does not seem to have affected the Asian Art market with prices and interest remaining strong.
We are pleased to include in our forthcoming Asian Art sale an extraordinary kesi scroll, the magnificent embroidery depicting the celebration of the birthday of Queen Mother of the West. We also include the wonderful embroidery collection of Mr and Mrs Leitch, who lived in China from the late 19th century to the 1930s and a fabulous collection of Yixing zisha teapots and Japanese woodblock prints in the sale.
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