23rd Apr, 2022 9:30 GMT/BST

Jewellery, Watches & Silver

Lot 2178


A Pair of Chinese Export Silver Vases
With Chinese Character Artisan Mark for Zhuo, Canton, Retailed by Kwan Hing, Hong Kong, Late 19th/Early 20th Century

each tapering square and on square base, two sides pierced and stamped with foliage scrolls, with angular handles

21.5cm high, 16oz 17dwt, 524gr

Tennants are grateful to Adrien von Ferscht for his assistance in identifying the marks.

Sold for £850
Estimated at £300 - £500


Each marked on base with KH maker's mark and Chinese character mark. There is some wear to the marks but each is in general still legible. There sis some surface scratching and wear, consistent with age and use. There is a bruise to the base/stem of one. This example rocks slightly when placed on a flat surface and leans slightly. The other also rocks slightly when placed on a flat surface.


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Auction: Jewellery, Watches & Silver, 23rd Apr, 2022

Tennants’ Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sales bring together a wide a range of affordable period and modern jewellery, vintage and collectable watches, and silver from the 18th to 21st century.



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