Chinese Export Silver Mug with Dragon Handle

Circa 1860

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Chinese Export silver mug with dragon handle, ca 1860.

  • Straight and upward tapering sides.
  • Applied pictorial frieze on engraved and stippled ground: Scenes of social life with contemplative sages and chaste maidens amongst palm trees and pagodas.
  • Pastoral exoticism enlivened with scaly, slithering dragon handle, ferocious head peeking above the rim.
  • Armorial cartouche (vacant).
  • Marked HCH.

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Wear and patina consistent with age and use.


Height: 5.5 inches / 13.97 cm
Width: 5 inches / 12.7 cm
Depth: 3 inches / 7.62 cm

Weight: 9.6 troy ounces



Decorative Style

Asian Decorative Arts

Country of Origin


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