ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER BATTLE SCENE MUG, LEECHING c.1870
Antique 19th Century Chinese export solid silver mug, of traditional shape and large size, the body is embossed with beautiful battle scenes in relief depicting Chinese warriors fighting amongst village landscape, double walled and richly gilt, the front centering with an engraved cartouche, 'To H.W.B from A Wong. M. D, Canton July 1877' , the side mounted with a handle that is beautifully modelled as a dragon and richly gilt interior. Hallmarked with Chinese makers mark (WEN JI 記文 of Canton) and LC (Lee Ching, 24a Queens Road, Hong Kong 30 Old China Street, Canton; Sai Hing Kai Street, Canton & Club Street, Honam Island, Canton Nanking Road, Shanghai, active 1830-1895.
Width: 14.5 x 9cm