Antique late-19th Century Chinese export solid silver mug, of tapering form, the sides are beautifully decorated in relief with a scene of a Chinese village, very crisp and detailed, centering a vacant shaped cartouche. The handle is beautifully modelled like a dragon. The base is Hallmarked Chinese Export silver (900+ silver standard), Maker's mark LW for Luen Wo, A very important retail silversmith based in Shanghai, he also traded in jewellery, diamonds and embroideries.
His artworks show a very high quality that only equals the standards of Wang Hing, in Canton. ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER DRAGON MUG, LUEN WO c.
Luen Wo was very productive and relied on a large number of designers and artisans, such as Ning Zhao Ji. His items generally bear the mark with his full name or the initials LW and the mark of the artisan who realised the piece. The firm mainly produced items in the traditional Chinese style, featuring classical motifs such as bamboo leaves, prunus blossoms, chrysanthemums and dragons but, especially after 1880, he is recorded as having also made Peranakan-style items.In Great Condition - No Damage. Width: 8.5 x 5.5cm. All items are cleaned and inspected before being dispatched, we use only the best packing materials to insure your item reaches you safely and discreetly. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's.
The item "ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER DRAGON MUG, LUEN WO c. 1890" is in sale since Tuesday, November 26, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Glasses/Cups".antiques" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.