10 June 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,500
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT PARCEL-GILT SILVER CUPS AND CUP-STANDS
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The cups part fluted, the lower body engraved with Chinese figures and landscapes, the handles cast as lingzhi, the saucers shaped circular with foliage rim, engraved with figures in a landscape
The saucers 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam.
7 oz. (232 gr.) (2)
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Harry Williams-Bulkeley on everything from cutlery to candelabras and sourcing that show-stopping centrepiece
When the Atocha sank in a hurricane nearly 400 years ago, hopes of recovering its extraordinary cargo of treasure seemed lost