Chinese Export Silver Bowl
Status: FOR SALE
A Chinese Export Silver Bowl, circa 1885, with four traditional-shaped panels embossed with floral and figural decoration against a plain round background. The bowl is a fine example of a blend of styles of East and West.
Marked with WC, for Wing Cheong, '永昌’ （ Mandarin spelling is YongChang), a Hong Kong retailer working from the 1880's to the 1920's; and a maker's mark 珩友，（HengYou).
WC is listed in some reference books as Wing Chun, which is old Chinese spelling and still used in some areas.
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Wing Cheong (Wing Chun) and 珩友,（HengYou).