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Chinese Export Silver Goblet
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Chinese export silver pieces such as this one came into popularity beginning in the 18th century, when trade routes opened between China and the West. Masterfully handcrafted, these pieces replace common Western motifs with Chinese imagery, such as dragons, flowers, and bamboo. Most Chinese firms adopted the English hallmark systems, causing many of these exquisite pieces to be misidentified as English in origin until the mid-1970s, when further scholarship uncovered their Eastern origins. Following these revelations, a great deal of Chinese silver has been acquired by museums, making this striking goblet a highly desirable rarity on the market.
Mark of Gothic K. Canton, circa 1830-1880
7 1/2" high x 3 3/4" diameter
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