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3 paktong martini glasses Hankow China c. 1920

3 paktong martini glasses Hankow China c. 1920

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Metals: Pre 1920: Item # 1426586

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Three paktong (zinc, copper and nickel) martini glasses stamped on the bottom "MADE IN/HSIANG YUN CO./HANKOW." Hankow (Hankou) is part of the present day city of Wuhan. In the early 20th century the city contained five foreign concessions. Paktong was first made in China and the resemblance to silver made it an alternative to that metal, though it is considerably harder. 4 ¾ inches (12 cm) tall.

Condition: Made in two parts, one glass is slightly loose where the stem meets the bowl. Another has a low spot at the seam in the bowl. Some spots that will polish out.