CHINESE EXPORT SILVER PRESENTATION TRAY HARBOR & 50 FIGURES 62 OUNCES. This is an important third quarter 19th century, Chinese export silver salver.
It bears the original Chinese engraving noting that it was a gift. Presented to a minister or government official. From a group of Chinese merchants, from Sandakan. North Borneo, coast of what is now Maylasia.
This was a British port known as Little Hong Kong, given the influx of. Chinese from Hong Kong in the second half of the 19th century. The wide shelf border fifty individual Chinese characters.
A bearded man with stringed instrument, woman kneeling with long neck sitar. Elder watches as attendants prepare meal. A seated figure tends to large tea kettle.
A seated scholar watches as travelers approach. Fishing boats, mountainous, tree lined islands.
Beaded & winged leaf and raised globe centre, scroll tip feet. Salver is 21 inches by 16 inches and 62 (standard) ounces. Beautifully carved harbor scene retains detail. Figures, many retain original facial detail. Mild scuffs and lines to centre.Two feet strengthened visible only back underneath view, see image. The item "Chinese Export Silver Tray 50 FIGURES GEMWO c1875 WAS $7500 NO RESERVE" is in sale since Thursday, April 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Plates". The seller is "supershrink" and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts.
This item can be shipped worldwide.