domed base, with presentation inscription from Chinese merchants at Kobe within a cartouche "As a mark of their esteem and gratitude for the invariable kindness and consideration they have received from him," the other cartouche with Chinese characters, with figural floral stem, the bowl chased with village scene, cover with fish and shells and surmounted by crane finial amongst bamboo branches, marked to underside
15.1/4 in. (38.7 cm.) high
49 oz. 14 dwt. (1,546 gr.)
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
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We are grateful to Adrien von Ferscht for identifying the artisan workshop. For further information please see Adrien von Ferscht, Chinese Export Silver 1785-1940 – The Definitive Collectors’ Guide, 4th Edition, Glasgow and Beijing, January 2015.