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    Sale 1963

    Maritime Art Including Fine Paintings, Nautical Antiques, Scrimshaw And Ship Models

    30 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 45

    A silver plated Chinese export bosun's pipe

    CHINESE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A silver plated Chinese export bosun's pipe
    Chinese, Late 19th Century
    chased with a Chinese dragon, with impressed maker's mark [indecipherable].
    5½ in. (14 cm.)


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    Literature

    John Devereux Kernan, The Chait Collection of Chinese Export Silver, New York, 1985, pp.246-247 for a similar example illustrated which is described as 'an uncommon form'.