London, South Kensington
8 July 1999
A Chinese export silver stem cup and cover
with twin dragon handles and Buddhistic lion and cub finial, the stem moulded with coiled dragons chasing flaming pearls among clouds, the body relief decorated with officials and attendants in a fenced, tree-strewn garden of a pavilion, central shield inscribed 'Tientsin Cup WON BY "Robinson Crusoe", Owned by J.G Murray Esq, Ridden by J.J Morris Esq' -- 12in. (31.7cms) high, 19th century.
See Colour Plate 1.
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