30 January 2008
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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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'.
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