10 June 2008
A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT PARCEL-GILT SILVER CUPS AND CUP-STANDS
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The cups part fluted, the lower body engraved with Chinese figures and landscapes, the handles cast as lingzhi, the saucers shaped circular with foliage rim, engraved with figures in a landscape
The saucers 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam.
7 oz. (232 gr.) (2)
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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