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Chinese Export Silver Ship Centerpiece
Chinese Export Silver Ship Centerpiece
Chinese Export Silver Ship Centerpiece
Chinese Export Silver Ship Centerpiece
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Chinese Export Silver Ship Centerpiece

  • This rare steamboat centerpiece exemplifies the remarkable artistry of Chinese export silver
  • Chinese silver pieces are renowned for their exceptional quality, unique designs and craftsmanship
  • Important pieces of Chinese export silver such as this one can be found in many major museums
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$22,850
Item No. 31-7136

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This delightful and exceptionally rare steamboat centerpiece exemplifies the remarkable artistry of Chinese export silver. Chinese silver pieces are renowned for their exceptional quality and unique designs, and the majority are entirely handcrafted. This ship features three tiers of cabins and two funnels, with exquisite detailing along the guardrails.

Beginning in the 18th century, silver workshops in China specialized in the manufacture of silver export pieces for Western audiences. Typically bearing motifs that were. . .
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This delightful and exceptionally rare steamboat centerpiece exemplifies the remarkable artistry of Chinese export silver. Chinese silver pieces are renowned for their exceptional quality and unique designs, and the majority are entirely handcrafted. This ship features three tiers of cabins and two funnels, with exquisite detailing along the guardrails.

Beginning in the 18th century, silver workshops in China specialized in the manufacture of silver export pieces for Western audiences. Typically bearing motifs that were popular amongst Americans and Europeans such as dragons, bamboo and floral patterns, these charming pieces were all beautifully handcrafted with the utmost skill. Important pieces of Chinese export silver such as this one can be found in many of the major museum collections, and are highly valued amongst collectors.

Late 19th century

7 5/8“ high x 18 7/8” wide x 4 5/8“ deep
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Chinese Export Silver Ship Centerpiece
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Asia
Type: Centerpieces
Depth: 4.63
Width: 18.88
Height: 7.63
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