Antique Chinese Export silver open salt dish, having round convex body, decorated with applied figural birds sitting on blooming dogwood branches. Salt stands on 3 ball feet. Maker's mark "SM". c. 1900.
This gorgeous salt is 1 5/8" in diameter, 1 3/8" tall and weighs 31.2 grams or 1 ozt. It has a couple tiny holes near the foot and top border.
The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.
Dogwood Bird Open Salt Ball Feet Chinese Export Silver 1900