A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER EPERGNE AND BOWL, WANG HING, HONG KONG AND SHING FAT, CIRCA 1900
the epergne with three vases pierced with bamboo and fitted with glass liners, the foot chased to match; the bowl applied with prunus, an owl and other birds
marked on bases
58 oz 10 dwt excluding glass
height of epergne 16⅛ in.; diameter of bowl 8⅞ in.
41 cm; 22.5 cm
Epergne with repairs at base of vases, pushed down on one side at knop resulting in some splitting at seam, the smaller two glass liners with some minor chips to rims and the largest with numerous chips to rim; the bowl with some shallow dents to foot, otherwise good condition.
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