16 - 17 January 2003
A PAIR OF SILVER AND MIXED-METAL SALAD SERVERS
Mark of George W. Shiebler & Co., New York, circa 1890
The serving fork and spoon with notched stems, the terminals applied with copper and gold vines and bamboo, a bird in flight, a bug and a seahorse, marked on reverse, also stamped BIGELOW, KENNARD & CO.
9½ and 9¾in. long; 6oz. 10dwt.
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Fewer than 30 of these horseshoe-back armchairs are known to exist. This one comes to auction on 13 September in New York
Important Chinese works of art from one of America’s leading cultural institutions coming to auction in New York