Chinese Silver Peppers
Chinese Silver Peppers
Chinese Silver Peppers
Chinese Silver Peppers
Chinese Silver Peppers
Chinese Silver Peppers
Chinese Silver Peppers
Chinese Silver Peppers
Chinese Silver Peppers

KHE CHEONG OF CANTON (worked c.1830-1860)

Chinese Silver Peppers

c. 1830 China

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A pair of antique silver pepperettes of baluster form on circular pedestal feet. China Trade. Chunky shape and good gauge silver. The tops unscrew. They make a good matched pair with differences in height and diameter of the feet. One has very faint initials, the other has a faint crest and is gilded inside. Weight 234 grams, 7.5 troy ounces. Height 9.2/8.5 cms. Diameter 5.2/5 cms (top), 3.2/3.5 cms (foot). Both stamped underneath with Chinese export pseudo silver marks. Maker Khe Cheong, circa 1835.
These useful pepper shakers are in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The engraved crest and initials are faint.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Chinese Export Silver was manufactured for a 155 year period beginning in 1785. Much of the Chinese Export Silver of the late 18th and early 19th century was made in Canton and carries so-called pseudo-hallmarks which are copy London silver hallmarks. The silver made during this period was mainly in the neo-classical “Georgian” style and was exported in great quantities from Canton to Britain and America, thus the term “China Trade” silver. From the second quarter of the 19th century onward, Chinese forms and decoration became popular and in the late 19th century, Chinese silversmiths added Chinese motifs such as the dragon and phoenix and scenes of life at the Chinese court.
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8900
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