London, South Kensington
6 November 2013
A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER BOX
19TH CENTURY, MARK OF KWONG MAN SHING KMS
Of circular form raised on four dragon-head feet, the body decorated in repoussé with three alternating four-clawed dragons interspersed with scrolling clouds, the cover with a roundel enclosing a dragon chasing a flaming pearl, marked "90" and "zhuo"; together with Marlowe, A.J. Chinese Export Silver London: John Sparks, 1990, signed by the author
6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam.
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Illustrated in Marlowe, A.J. Chinese Export Silver. London: John Sparks, 1990. No. 34.
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