Antique Chinese Export Silver Salver
Antique Chinese Export Silver Salver
Antique Chinese Export Silver Salver
Antique Chinese Export Silver Salver
Antique Chinese Export Silver Salver
Antique Chinese Export Silver Salver
Antique Chinese Export Silver Salver
Antique Chinese Export Silver Salver
Antique Chinese Export Silver Salver

CUMWO OF HONG KONG (worked c.1850-1900)

Antique Chinese Export Silver Salver

c. 1890 Hong Kong

Offered by AC Silver

£4,750 gbp
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This magnificent antique Chinese Export Silver (CES) salver has a circular shaped form.

The centre of the salver is plain and embellished with the contemporary engraved crest depicting a dog/talbot grasping in the mouth an arrow, all above the motto 'Festina Lente' - make haste slowly*.

The raised swept, plateaued border is ornamented with exceptional pierced and applied interlacing cherry blossom branches accented with applied floral designs to the shaped scrolling rim.

This impressive silver salver is supported by three impressive, large bracket style feet.

The underside of this impressive salver includes:

Maker's mark: CW (Cum Wo**)

Character mark: Untraced

Such large Chinese Export Silver examples are becomingly increasingly difficult to locate and are rare to the market.

* This Latin motto derives from the Classical Greek 'σπεῦδε βραδέως' and can often be rerendered in English to 'more haste, less speed'

** This retailing silversmith had many old fashioned values and housed items for their quality and superb attention to detail. Cum Wo dealt from Queen's Road, a quayside waterfront establishment which was a direct trade station from the ships.

Dimensions

Diameter 52cm/20.5"

Diameter of surface 38.5cm/15.2"

Height 5.7cm/2.2"

Weight

92 troy ounces/2862g


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This antique salver is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The applied decoration is very sharp.

The maker's marks and character mark struck to the underside of the salver are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.
Maker: Cum Wo

Origin: Hong Kong, China

Date: Circa 1890
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A4651 when enquiring about the piece.
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Stock Code
A4651
Medium
A magnificent, fine and impressive, large antique Chinese Export Silver salver; an addition to our Asian silver collection
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The underside of this impressive salver includes: Maker's mark: CW (Cum Wo**). Character mark: Untraced. The maker's marks and character mark struck to the underside of the salver are all very clear.
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