CHINESE EXPORT SILVER CANDELABRA c1890 WANG HING - 50 OUNCES. A monumental and beautifully hand crafted c1890 Chinese export silver five candle candelabra. A very rare form in export silver.
Classic form with (removable) center and four (fixed) urn shaped nozzles decorated with Chinese figures in conversation. Dragon and various floral panels, on stippled background.Long twisted arms with hand engraved trailing bamboo. The center tapering stem with conforming figural, dragon and floral displays.
Thick, heavy gauge solid silver base divided into six panels showing scenes of dragon battling for sacred. Pearl, royal chrysanthemum, prunus, bamboo grove, exotic bird perched in garden and warrior on horseback with. Short sword followed by second on foot before pagoda on cliff side. The c1890 Chinese export silver dragon and traveler candelabra is 14 inches tall.
And it is 13 inches across arms and weighs 50 standard ounces or solid silver. The candelabra is 100 % solid silver, coin purity (900) or higher.
It may be sterling, Chinese export silver was not assayed by the government the way. British silver was during the 1800s. PLEASE note, there are two splits to arms. The larger is 1 1/4 inches, as shown in the images. Hallmarked as shown, WH 90 & characters.The item "Chinese Export Silver Candelabra c1890 Wang Hing 50 Oz" is in sale since Sunday, October 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Tea Caddies". The seller is "supershrink" and is located in Supply, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.