the sides chased with figures in a landscape, on the backs of fish and emerging from shells, dragon-form handle and spout, raised on four claw feet, marked on underside
12.1/4 in. (31.1 cm.) long

41 oz. 2 dwt. (1,278 gr.) gross weight
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 20 January 1999, lot 150.
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According to author Adrien von Ferscht, these convoluted figural scenes are almost always depictions of classical Chinese poems, often written to mark famous historical battles. 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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