Chinese Export Silver Bowl
Status: FOR SALE
Chinese Export Silver Bowl profusely decorated with dragons among clouds on a matte background. The bowl has a vacant cartouche.
Marked HC, for the firm of 'Hung Chong' 鸿昌。which was a famous retailer based in Canton from the 1850's, and in Shanghai from 1870's to 1949. Hung Chong was one of the two biggest silver retailers in China, along with Wang Hing, employing many silversmiths, and this bowl was produced by '厚祥' (HouXiang) in Shanghai circa 1890.
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Hung Chong & '厚祥' (HouXiang)