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Impressive Chinese Silver Dressing Set

Impressive Chinese Silver Dressing Set


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Directory: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Pre 1900: Item # 1247895
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
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14380 Shoreline Highway
Valley Ford, CA 94972-0419
707-876-3392

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$6200

Made for export around 1870, this 11-piece dressing set, in its original lacquer fitted case, is of extraordinary purity (approximately 950/1000) and weight, the powder box alone weighing in at about 11 ounces. Featuring finely martèle surfaces within plain borders, the decoration is elegantly reserved. Each of the brushes – two hair brushes, a clothes brush and a hat brush – retains its original silk-brocade cartonnage bandeau, and packing papers bear the advertising of the maker, Hung Chong and Company, Shanghai. There are also a hand mirror, a silver-mounted ivory comb, glove stretchers, a button hook, a shoe horn, a powder box with vermeil interior and a velvet-lined jewel box. The condition is superb, almost if the set was never used.