London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
TWO SILVER EXPORT CUPS, MARKED CUMWO, HONG KONG (1851-1900) AND CUTSHING, CANTON (1826-1875)
the first cup with the bowl densely decorated in repoussé with tree shrews amongst fruiting vines and a shield shaped reserve bearing the engraving 'Catherine Milicent' 1883, with gilded interior, the stem as entwined vine branches issuing from a domed base, marks reading CW and a workshop mark Quan ji, with fitted wood box; the second cup with bell shaped bowl, with chased diamonds and entwined s-forms amongst flowers, with short plain stem and flaring base, marks reading CUT and bearing pseudo English hall marks -- the first cup, 6¾in. (17cm.) high approx. (2)
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The first cup; Alan James Marlowe, Chinese Export Silver, 1990, no.8, p.27.
The first cup; John Sparks, London, 1990.
For a similar example to the second standing cup see Alan James Marlowe, Chinese Export Silver, 1990, no.12, p.31.
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