Antique Chinese Wang Hing Silver Mug c.1900
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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this wonderful antique Chinese silver mug which is hallmarked Wang Hing and which was exported from China around 1900.
This glorious antique Chinese solid silver mug is adorned all over with fabulous decoration. The baluster body is chased with images of a flowering Prunus blossom over a cracked ice ground. It also features a naturalistic handle and spreading foot.
We have also included a copy of an invoice showing that this antique Chinese silver mug was bought in 1978 for £48.
This antique silver mug is in excellent condition, the hallmarks are very clear and there are no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please take a moment to look at the photographs to confirm this.
More About Wang Hing
Wang Hing was a Chinese maker and retailer of top quality silver for export at the end of the 19th Century. They counted Indian Maharajas, European nobles and Tiffany & Co amongst their clientele. The company traded in Hong Kong between 1875 and 1925 and they also had premises in Guangzhou (Canton) from around 1919.
More About Prunus Blossoms
Peach (Prunus) blossoms were and are highly prized in Chinese culture as ancient Chinese sages believed that the peach possessed more vitality than any other tree as the blossom appears before the leaves sprout. Peach rods were used as talismans to ward off evil and sorcerers would proceed before early Chinese rulers with peach rods as they visited their territories. Local magistrates would also cut and place peach wood branches over their doors on New Year’s Eve for protection against evil influences.
Check Out This Antique Chinese Solid Silver Mug
It is always best to look over any object you are interested in personally if at all possible and we advise that you come to our north London showroom to inspect this antique Chinese silver mug for yourself. Whilst you are in the showroom you can take the opportunity to view our other objects of antique cutlery, tableware, silverware and other sterling silverware products.
It is suggested however, if you do mean to make a trip specifically to view this antique Chinese lid silver mug please get in touch with us before your visit to confirm that it is still on the market as the object may have already have been reserved or purchased. Please mention the piece's unique reference number, as shown above, when getting in contact with us so that we identify which of our many articles you wish to go over with us.
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
This is a very unique and collectible item and we want it to reach you in the exact same, superb state that it leaves us in. It needs skillful packaging and shipping. We can send this antique Chinese solid silver mug to nearly anywhere around the world and we will of course arrange the packing for you. However, before purchasing, please talk to us about a shipping estimate as we need to ensure that we understand your precise requirements. Please note that we deliver without cost to mainland UK locations.
If you are not happy with the item you get, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in conformity with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be accountable for the return shipping costs for this antique Chinese silver mug unless we have improperly described it in some way and you do not obtain the item as described. You must return the piece in its original packaging and condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 12 & Weight 6 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 5 inches & Weight 0.19 kg
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
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The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
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Our reference: 05971
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