ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER BUTTER DISH & KNIFE SIGND - For Sale

ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER BUTTER DISH & KNIFE SIGND
Price: $900.00
Antique sterling silver butter dish and butter knife made in China circa 1875-end of 19th century and signed twice on each piece with the mark in English and Chinese for Luenwo, a highly prestigious silver, jewellery etc firm in Shanghai. Dish is 5 7/8 inches in diameter and weighs 163 grams. Knife is 6 1/2 inches long and weighs 54 grams. Luen-wo was renowned for the high quality of their merchandise and this is clearly seen in the beautifl round butter dish and knife. The dish stands on 3 pumpkin-like stumpy legs. The outer border is shaped like a ring of bamboo and encloses a rim, 1/2 inch wide of magnficent openwork depicting a variety of flowers and foliage. The bowl of the dish is engraved with similar flowers, in full bloom and in bud. The knife blade is luxuriously curved and sturdy for comfort of spreading butter. The handle is wonderfully chased with raised flowers on both sides. The knife is hallmarked LW with one of the Chinese marks for the Luenwo company. The dish is hallmarked LUENWO with another of the marks for the company in Chinese. Good condition. Status: For Sale Reference#: 4187 Condition: good Year: 1875 Title: ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER BUTTER DISH & KNIFE SIGND

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Brenda Ginsberg Art & Antiques
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