Chinese Export Silver Jardiniere
Status: FOR SALE
A Chinese Export Silver Jardiniere (rectangular dish), pierced differently on all 4 sides with a figural scene, chrysanthemum, bamboo, and two dragons separated by a flaming-pearl cartouche. The dish is supported by 4 dragons and sits on an original wood stand. The overall height, including the stand, is 17cm, and 11.4cm without the stand.
Retailed by HungChong & Co., '鸿昌' (HongChang), and with a maker's mark of '生记' （ShengJi). Hung Chong began supplying silverware to Westerners in Canton in the 1850s and was one of the first Cantonese silver retailers in Shanghai from around 1870, staying there until 1949. This splendid jardiniere is from Shanghai circa 1880.
£5k to £10kenquire now
Hung Chong & '生记' （ShengJi)