A CHINESE SILVER-GILT, ENAMEL, CORAL, AND HARDSTONE SHIP, 20TH CENTURY
the peacock-form ship with varicolor enamel, filigree, and coral cabochons, the head feathers carved in orange agate, with a wave-carved wood base
101 oz 15 dwt
length 21 in.
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Lacking three of the coral beads at wings. Occasional minor enamel losses. Five flags and a set of stairs have come unglued from ship deck and need to be reattached. Otherwise good condition.
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