oval cylindrical, engraved on both sides with bamboo, one side with initials EB in a circular reserve, marked on underside
4.3/8 in. (11 cm.) high

3 oz. 14 dwt. (119 gr.)
Acquired 26 February 1989.
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Lot Essay

According to author Adrien von Ferscht, the present flask would probably have originally be part of a larger set, possibly a gentleman’s set. He further explains that the bamboo motif engraved on the sides is symbolic of an upstanding gentleman.

For further information please see Adrien von Ferscht, Chinese Export Silver 1785-1940 – The Definitive Collectors’ Guide, 4th Edition, Glasgow and Beijing, January 2015.

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