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Chinese Silver Picture Frame
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In the 18th,. . .
In the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, silver workshops in China began producing in greater quantities for the burgeoning Chinese middle class, as well as foreign resident populations in port cities from Beijing and Hong Kong. The decorative motifs employed by the silversmiths were deeply embedded with complex allegorical meanings favored by Chinese and foreign residents alike. Beautifully handcrafted with the utmost skill, important pieces of Chinese export silver such as this one can be found in many prestigious museum collections, and are highly valued by collectors.
9 3/4" high x 7 3/4" wide x 2" deep