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The slightly tapering body has fantastic chased decoration of birds amongst flowering prunus blossom, with a vacant cartouche ready to be engraved with your own intials.
This is a very beautiful piece in its simplicity and is sure to be appreciated by any collector of Chinese silver.
In excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 10 & Weight 5 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Prunus blossoms were and are highly prized in Chinese culture. The ancient Chinese believed the peach to possess more vitality than any other tree because their blossoms appear before leaves sprout. When early rulers of China visited their territories, they were preceded by sorcerers armed with peach rods to protect them from spectral evils.
On New Year's Eve, local magistrates would cut peach wood branches and place them over their doors to protect against evil influences.
Our reference: 05969
318 Green Lanes