A Chinese silver presentation cigar box  by Wong Hing, Hong Kong, circa 1890
Lot 76
A Chinese silver presentation cigar box by Wong Hing, Hong Kong, circa 1890
Sold for £12,500 (US$ 20,174) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Chinese silver presentation cigar box  by Wong Hing, Hong Kong, circa 1890 A Chinese silver presentation cigar box  by Wong Hing, Hong Kong, circa 1890 A Chinese silver presentation cigar box  by Wong Hing, Hong Kong, circa 1890
A Chinese silver presentation cigar box
by Wong Hing, Hong Kong, circa 1890
The front panel embossed and chased with a village scene, the back with an agricultural scene, bamboo forests to the sides, the hinged cover with presentation inscription bordered by chrysanthemums bordered by peonies, hinged simulated bamboo handles, raised on four ball feet, opening to reveal a cedar wood liner, 29 x 22 x 16cm , weight with liner removed 100oz.

Footnotes

  • Inscribed "Presented, to, The Hon. ble Charles S.Pearse, Treasurer of Sarawak, 1875-1898, by his brother officers, as a token of friendship and respect on his, retirement from the, Sarawak Civil Service, July 31st 1898"

    Together with the original list of the subscribers.

    Rajah Charles Brooke was so grateful to Charles S.Pearse that he named a road in Kuching after him. Pearse was instrumental in installing a proper accounting system for the White Rajah's Sarawak government's accounts, which had been in a mess until then. Pearse was then appointed Treasurer of Sarawak and a member of the Supreme Council and the Council Negri.
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