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Chinese antique silver vase

Chinese antique silver vase


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1910: Item # 1344363

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Nirvana Oriental Antiques
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 $850.00
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A Chinese silver vase with elaborate handles and decorated in repousse work with a phoenix on a hammered ground and the sides showing flowers and foliage, the back with a plain shield. Size: 23 cm high. weight ; 8 1/4 oz. two maker's stamps in Chinese characters on the base. It reads YUAN BEI which was an artisan workshop in Tianjin. The middle set of marks reads"wen yen" meaning "cash silver" and indicating a standard similar to Sterling. We pay credit and respect for this identification to Adrien Von Ferscht who generously gave us of his wealth of knowledge. Age; late 19 C. condition; good, slight dents to the edges of the round foot, general wear consistent with age. No splits , no restoration.