For sale here is a rare and superb antique Qing period to early 20th century Chinese export gilt silver enamel and bezel-set turquoise cabochons Koi fish in pond and waves design lidded bowl/box. Never seen one like this in my many years in the business!! An exquisite example of the very finest in Chinese silver and enamelwork! This bowl features three-dimensional vignettes of Koi fish in ponds with green plants. The silver has been hand-hammered reposed to make the fish three-dimensional, and then the multi-colored enamel was fired over the silver. In between the scenes of goldfish there are two areas of filigree laid over a solid silver backing and with groups of bezel-set turquoise cabochons. Around the base is a design of cresting waves with blue dots above. This same design is repeated on the lid with the innermost dots white, some are graduating half white and half blue (to represent seafoam) and the outermost dots are blue, all around a central large bezel-set turquoise cabochon finial with engraved decorations. The finial looks very very slightly pushed in from a previous mishap, but not at all noticeable when on display. The bowl measures 5-1/2" tall by 6-3/8" diameter, and weighs 783.6 grams or over 25 troy ounces total. Marked "Silver" at bottom as shown. Excellent vintage condition with some light wear and tarnish in spots as shown - please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prior to purchase. I am open to reasonable offers from serious buyers.
RARE Superb Antique Qing Chinese Export Silver Enamel & Turquoise Koi Fish in Pond Design Lidded BOX
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