An 18th century Chinese export silver-gilt two-handled casket, apparently unmarked, Canton, circa 1750,
Lot 320*
An 18th century Chinese export silver-gilt two-handled casket, apparently unmarked, Canton, circa 1750,
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 7,777) inc. premium

Lot Details
An 18th century Chinese export silver-gilt two-handled casket,
apparently unmarked, Canton, circa 1750,
of shaped rectangular form, the cover and sides applied with delicate filigree work depicting a large central flower within "C" scrolls, the sides with varying panels of trelliswork, raised on four ball feet, height 6.5cm, length 15.5 x 11.5cm.

Footnotes

  • Two similar examples are illustrated in Mikhail B. Piotrovski, Treasure of Catherine the Great, State Hermitage Museum, ex cat., Somerset House, 200 illustrated p. 218.

    It would appear that both Catherine the Great of Russia and Queen Charlotte, consort of George III owned filigree dressing table items.
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