A fine Chinese export silver tazza or offering compote with a bowl in the form of lotus petal points along the rim. The bowl and the pedestal are both heavily repousse with fields of lotus in various stages of growth. There are 2 Chinese marks one meaning pure silver and the other would be the shop or smith mark now hard to decipher. This is an early 1900s export to the South East Pacific Asia market. The cobalt blue liner appears to be of a later date.
4.8" high 7.2" top diameter and 4.6" bottom diameter. Very good condition no creases or cracks. The close-up picture shows the bottom inside where you see a nut and bolt arrangement for securing the 2 parts of the tazza. Bolt doesn't show on the top. This makes a strong attachment which you often see on Chinese silver vessels (also on English & French porcelain urns.) The oval mark is the remnant of an old tag. This tazza polishes beautifully. A fine Chinese export silver tazza hard to find today.