An impressive Chinese silver punch bowl, maker's mark unrecorded, O reverse S or reverse S O circa 1900

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Lot 80
An impressive Chinese silver punch bowl,
maker's mark unrecorded, O reverse S or reverse S O circa 1900

Sold for £ 15,625 (US$ 21,486) inc. premium
An impressive Chinese silver punch bowl,
maker's mark unrecorded, O reverse S or reverse S O circa 1900
Hexafoil outline with pierced scalloped rim raised on collet foot, the lobed panels embossed and chased with flowers, Chinese pastoral life, and dragons around circular cartouches, one with presentation inscription "PRESENTED TO W W DICKENSON ESQ, BY SHUSHENPU, HOCHIENMU, CHUN CHULING & LIANG CHUNG YUEN IN TOKEN OF THEIR GREAT ESTEEM SEPTEMBER 15th 1902", height 16.5cm, diameter 37cm, weight 70.oz.

Saleroom notices

  • The maker's mark has been attributed to Onn Sing of Singapore. William Watson Dickinson was born in Guernsey in July 1857, the engraver misspelt his name. His parents were Watson James Dickinson (1828-1877) and Sarah Susannah Mogford (1828-1915), he was one of eight children. He went to China in the 1870s. Three of his brothers - George Shaw Dickinson, John Mogford Dickinson and Walter Shaw Dickinson - also spent time in China. He worked for a firm in Tientsin exporting camel hair and wool. Later, he became a partner in another export company, Collins & Co. He met his future wife, Phyllis Annie Hart while he was home on leave from China. They married in London in 1899 and returned to Tientsin where they had a very active social life until around 1901-2, living through the trauma of the Boxer Rebellion. Thence by descent to the vendor, Dickinson's great grandson.
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An impressive Chinese silver punch bowl, maker's mark unrecorded, O reverse S or reverse S O circa 1900
An impressive Chinese silver punch bowl, maker's mark unrecorded, O reverse S or reverse S O circa 1900
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