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Large Chinese Export Silver Tankard, LeeChing, C 1860

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1072936

Please refer to our stock # BG346 when inquiring.

One of the best and largest Chinese Export Silver Tankards we have had in our collection, this tankard was made by the renowned silversmith, LeeChing, Circa 1860. The exterior of the tapered cylindrical tankard is repousse and chased with a genre scene depicting the story of a battle and citizens paying homage to their leader. The handle is formed as a crouching dragon. The upper and lower body is applied with a reeded band. The interior affixed silver liner retains the original gilt finish. The underside of the base is hallmarked with “LC” within a rectangular punch, for LeeChing. The tankard is in excellent condition and retains its original patina. The front is embossed with a vacant cartouche form reserve, which has never been engraved. Height overall: 8 Inches. Diameter at base: 5 Inches. Weight: 30.75 Troy Ounces, the heaviest mug we have seen. This piece is a one of a kind. When you view it it is striking because of the large size together with the excellent quality.