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The body of this basket is embellished with fine and impressive pierced and embossed decoration depicting two iconic Chinese dragons amidst clouds.
The decoration to the body incorporates a circular vacant cartouche to either end.
The shaped border has embossed scroll and floral ornamentation to the rim.
This basket retains the original wirework style swing handle.
The concaved central well of this basket is plain and unembellished.
The impressive swept foot of this basket is encircled with a band of pierced decorated floral motifs.
Height to top of handle 20.8cm/8.2"
Height to rim 6.7cm/2.6"
11 troy ounces/342g
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The embossed and pierced decoration is very sharp.
Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the basket are all very clear.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique Asian silverware.
Date: Circa 1890
|Height||20.80 cm||(8.19 inches)|
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear