Chinese silver vase, ca 1900. Classical amphora with domed foot, concave neck, and flared mouth. Branch-style scroll handles mounted to neck. Oval frames with bamboo, blossoming prunus branches, and perched birds including one severe owl. Leaf-and-dart at base. Marked with Chinese characters. Very good condition and patina.
Dimensions: H 13 1/2 x D 5 1/4 in. Weight: 31 troy ounces. #BQ918
Chinese silver centerpiece bowl, ca 1900. Curved sides and raised and spread foot. One front bamboo, birds, blossoming prunus branch, and robed and bearded sage: Modish motifs on stippled ground. On back large and shaped tubular frame (vacant). Handwork and hammering. Marked with Chinese characters. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 6 3/8 x D 10 1/4 in. Weight: 36.4 troy ounces. #BR435
This elegant Antique set of 6 Chinese Silver Coffee Spoons was made circa 1890. Each spoon is hallmarked “SF” for the maker, 90 for the silver standard and a Chinese character mark. The bowl of the spoon is of plain design. The stem is wrapped from the midsection to the terminal with a thick wire form piece of silver. The stem is finished with a wreath form plaque centering a Chinese character. Length: 4 5/8 Inches. Weight: 2.75 Troy Ounces. Excellent Condition.
19th century Chinese export silver spoon with bamboo relief stem and traces of gold wash inside the spoon itself. Excellent crisp work, pleasantly heavy, in very good condition, inscribed EDITH FEB 14, 1904 on the back. Length 6 1/4 inches.
19th century Chinese export silver open salt in a shape of a bamboo section with low relief sprays of bamboo on the sides and glass insert. Excellent crisp work, 2 hall marks on the bottom - one Chinese, the other one reading HC. Wonderful old piece in great condition. Height 1 3/8 inches.
Turn-of-the-century Chinese export silver place setting with: (dimensions in inches) dinner fork (7 3/4), salad fork (6 3/4), spoon (6 5/8), and knife (8 1/2). Each: Hollow handle with chased exotic scenes: robed Chinamen, pagodas, and trees. Knife blade has engraved bamboo stalk. Knife and dinner fork have oval cartouche (vacant) and stamp for Wang Hing, a Hong Kong silversmith and retailer. Salad fork and spoon have armorial cartouche (vacant) and mark for Luen Wo of Shanghai. Very good condit...
19th century Chinese export silver spoon with bamboo shape stem and finial with four roundels containing Chinese characters for longevity, happiness, peace and tranquility. Essentially, the spoon is a good luck charm. Excellent crisp work, in very good condition, Chinese hallmark on the back. Length 4 1/4 inches.
American Art Nouveau sterling silver vase, ca 1890. Undulating baluster vase with stem-framed lobes, wavy rim, and domed foot. Chased and repousse floral ornament: Splayed and overlapping irises with swooping leaves. Top in form of open interlaced (woven) leaves. Hallmarked “Sterling” with no. 4213. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 20 3/8 x D 9 in. Weight: 65.2 troy ounces. #BQ465
Turn-of-the-century Chinese export silver picture frame. Rectangular window in shaped ribbon surround with applied Chinese characters. Top arched with monster mounts on shoulder and open bamboo applied at bottom. With glass, silk lining, and bamboo-style hinged support. For portrait (vertical) display. Marked Wang Hing, a noted Hong Kong silversmith and retailer. Very good condition with deep patina.
Dimensions: Frame: H 6 7/8 x W 5 1/4 in. Window: H 5 x W 3 1/4 in. #BR587
Fabulous Chinese silver gilt and enamel ginger jar, ca 1920. Globular with raised and spread foot and domed foot. Textured gilt ground with enameled ornament: Birds perched on blossoming prunus branches in shaped silver-gilt frames. Also, blue and yellow flowers heads, and mounted jewels. Neck has double V-border and foot has stylized petal border. Cover finial bordered by hearts and filigree petals. On carved rosewood stand. Marked “Silver”. Gorgeous with strong and intact color, and nice a...
Chinese export silver picture frame. Rectangular window in same surround with arched top comprising pierced and dense blossoming prunus branches with scrolled branches at base and 3 rondels inset with Chinese characters at top. With glass, silk lining, and hinged bamboo-style support. Marks include maker’s stamp for Wang Hing, who was active in Hong Kong in the late 19th and early 20th century. Very good condition.
Dimensions: Frame: H 7 7/8 x W 5 1/4 in. Window: H 4 5/8 x W 3 in. #BR583
Chinese silver gilt filigree box with enamel and carved jade, ca 1910. Rectangular with curved corners and hinged cover with scrolled tab. Enamel scrolls and flowers in shades of blue, green, pink, and white applied to mesh ground. Cover has cabled oval inset with carved jade. Gilt interior. Beautiful color and age-related toning. Marked “Silver”. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 2 3/4 x W 4 1/4 x D 2 5/8 in. Gross weight: 10.5 troy ounces. #BS807
Unusual 19th century Chinese soft paste porcelain vase of modified meiping shape with famille noir palette enamel decoration of a long-tailed bird on a branch of a peach tree. Thickly potted, superb quality painting with excellent detailing, very strong design, background of very very deep blue (looks almost black) enamel, beautiful finely crackled glaze. Very pleasant patina, some scratches to the surface as to be expected. Height 6 7/8 inches.
Late Qing Dynasty (19th/early 20th century) Chinese silver chatelaine to be worn on a belt, with five suspended items for personal grooming including an ear pick, stylized sword and halberd and two pointed tools (possibly for fingernails). Did not photograph well.. Most probably was intended as presentation piece for a Mongolian or Manchu person, and is decorated with auspicious symbols - flower and pearls on the upper holder, a bat surrounded by two coins and four Yin-Yang emblems on the lower ...
Chinese Export silver footed basket, ca. 1910. Solid well and open sides with garland on trellis. C-scroll swing handle with same. Molded curvilinear rim. Short concave stem and stepped foot. Hallmarked with Chinese characters. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H (with handle): 6 3/4 in. H (without handle) 3 1/8 x D 6 in. 7 troy ounces. #BO114
Large turn-of-the-century Chinese export silver serving fork. Made by Cumwo in Hong Kong. Shaped 4-tine shank engraved with trees and pagoda. Handle flat and shaped with chased slinking, serpentine dragon on front and back. Front has circular frame (vacant). Marked. Very good condition.
Length: 9 1/4 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BT251
Chinese export silver frame, ca 1910. Oval window in pierced rectangular surround made up of chrysanthemums—fluid, bunchy flower heads joined by stems and leaves. At top circular mono plate (vacant). At bottom two stubby stem supports. With glass, silk lining and hinged wire support. Marks include stamp for Zee Wo & Co., a Shanghai silversmith and retailer. Very good condition.
Dimensions: Frame: H 8 1/4 x W 6 1/4 in. Window: H 5 7/8 x W 4 3/8 in. #BR586
Chinese export silver serving fork, ca 1910. Plain and scalloped 5-tine shank. Handle tapering and hollow with a scary, scaly dragon with slinking talons applied to handle front and back. Marks including stamp for Wang Hing, a noted Hong Kong silversmith and retailer. Very good condition.
Length: 8 3/4 in. Weight: 3.5 troy ounces. #BT253