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Lot 4: A beautiful and rare silver tea pot for export Luen Wo marked
22 October 2016
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
dating: circa 1900
Of refined, trunk shape and decorated in-relief with blackthorn flowers; handle shaped as a branch and featuring ivory decorations; provided with Luen Wo mark. Luen Wo was the most famous silversmith of Shanga. His high-quality works are compared to Wang Hing and they represent the highest expression of the Chinese export silvers quality.
Compare to Christie's, Digital Sale; FROM EAST TO WEST, THE CONFLUENCE OF CULTURES IN CHINESE EXPORT SILVER; Online auction 16 â€“ 28 October 2015; lot. 44.
dimensions: height 15 cm.