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A SILVER REPOUSSE ‘DRAGON’ BOX AND COVER, WANG HING, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC
清末民初宏興龍紋銀盒

China, Canton or Hong Kong, late 19th to early 20th century. Of rectangular shape, supported on four small and distinct cabriole legs, the hinged cover with a fierce sinuously coiled dragon with a flaming pearl in its clutches, executed in fine repoussé, the front engraved with an inscription, the base stamped with three hallmarks, the interior lined with wood.

Inscriptions: To the front in three lines, ‘Hong Kong La Colonia Italiana Marzo 1931 IX’. To the base, ‘WH’ (for Wang Hing), ‘90’ (silver fineness), the third illegible.

Provenance: From the private collection of Professor Filippo Salviati, Rome, Italy. A professor of archeology and art history at the Italian Institute of Oriental Studies at the Sapienza University of Rome, Prof. Salviati has researched and published extensively on Chinese archaic art.
Condition: Very good condition with minor wear, small nicks and shallow surface scratches.

Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: Size 8.5 x 17.5 x 13.5 cm

Auction result comparison: Compare with a bowl, from the same company and decorated with dragons, with a weight of 1,367 g, at Sotheby’s London on 12 May 2015, lot 158, sold for GBP 15,000.

清末民初宏興龍紋銀盒
中國,廣東或香港,十九世紀末至二十世紀初。銀盒呈長方形,四小足,盒蓋上有一條彎曲蜿蜒的龍,龍爪中拿中有一顆火珠,精湛的鎚揲技術,正面刻有銘文,底座上刻有三個印, 內部襯有木料。

印識: ‘Hong Kong La Colonia Italiana Marzo 1931 IX’. 底部可見 ‘WH’ (宏興), ‘90’ (銀的純度), 第三個難以辨認。
來源:意大利羅馬Filippo Salviati教授私人收藏。Filippo Salviati教授是羅馬大學東亞研究所考古係及藝術史係教授。Salviati教授對中國古代藝術進行了廣泛研究並出版了很多專著。
圖片: Prof. Filippo Salviati
品相:狀況極佳,有輕微磨損,小刻痕和表面淺划痕。

重量:580
尺寸:8.5 x 17.5 x 13.5 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件同樣是宏興的銀碗,重1,367 克見倫敦蘇富比2015年5月12 lot 158, 售價GBP 15,000.

Sold for €1,342

including Buyer's Premium


 

China, Canton or Hong Kong, late 19th to early 20th century. Of rectangular shape, supported on four small and distinct cabriole legs, the hinged cover with a fierce sinuously coiled dragon with a flaming pearl in its clutches, executed in fine repoussé, the front engraved with an inscription, the base stamped with three hallmarks, the interior lined with wood.

Inscriptions: To the front in three lines, ‘Hong Kong La Colonia Italiana Marzo 1931 IX’. To the base, ‘WH’ (for Wang Hing), ‘90’ (silver fineness), the third illegible.

Provenance: From the private collection of Professor Filippo Salviati, Rome, Italy. A professor of archeology and art history at the Italian Institute of Oriental Studies at the Sapienza University of Rome, Prof. Salviati has researched and published extensively on Chinese archaic art.
Condition: Very good condition with minor wear, small nicks and shallow surface scratches.

Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: Size 8.5 x 17.5 x 13.5 cm

Auction result comparison: Compare with a bowl, from the same company and decorated with dragons, with a weight of 1,367 g, at Sotheby’s London on 12 May 2015, lot 158, sold for GBP 15,000.

清末民初宏興龍紋銀盒
中國,廣東或香港,十九世紀末至二十世紀初。銀盒呈長方形,四小足,盒蓋上有一條彎曲蜿蜒的龍,龍爪中拿中有一顆火珠,精湛的鎚揲技術,正面刻有銘文,底座上刻有三個印, 內部襯有木料。

印識: ‘Hong Kong La Colonia Italiana Marzo 1931 IX’. 底部可見 ‘WH’ (宏興), ‘90’ (銀的純度), 第三個難以辨認。
來源:意大利羅馬Filippo Salviati教授私人收藏。Filippo Salviati教授是羅馬大學東亞研究所考古係及藝術史係教授。Salviati教授對中國古代藝術進行了廣泛研究並出版了很多專著。
圖片: Prof. Filippo Salviati
品相:狀況極佳,有輕微磨損,小刻痕和表面淺划痕。

重量:580
尺寸:8.5 x 17.5 x 13.5 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件同樣是宏興的銀碗,重1,367 克見倫敦蘇富比2015年5月12 lot 158, 售價GBP 15,000.

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