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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Pre 1940: item # 1205621

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Chinese Export Silver Spoons
Five of the spoons are identically designed. For each of these spoons, the lower half of its handle is carved into a bamboo branch. The top part of its handle is carved into differently shaped panels with chinese calligraphy carved in high relief within each of these panels. The topmost panel is carved in the shape of a flower and the word within it reads "fo," which means "double happiness." The middle panel is in the shape of an octagon and the word within it reads "lu," which means "enjoyment." The 3rd panel is carved into a circle, and the word reads "so," which means long life. The back of the handles of each of these spoons is marked "silver" and is also signed. The sixth spoon is designed similarly to the other five spoons except that the shape of the panels on the top part of its handle and the chinese words within these panels are different. The chinese word within the topmost circular panel reads "dai," which means "big" or "a lot of," and the word within the bottom panel means "good luck." The back of the handle of this spoon is marked "silver." These spoons were made for the Chinese export market. They are made of sterling silver. Measurements: 4.75" x 1"


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