This is a rare late 19th-century (c1890) Chinese Export solid silver basket with a swing handle, raised on a collet foot.
Exquisitely decorated with hand chased and repousse pierced decorations of bamboo foliage, interspersed with flowers and birds.
Four bat motifs divide the ornamentations into four themes: a chrysanthemum; a sparrow; a crane with irises and cherry blossom.
Bats symbolise Prosperity.
The decorations are crisp and highly detailed.
It is fully marked, bearing silversmith WA, plus a signed Chinese chop mark by the artisan.
The silver tested and shows 900+ silver grade.
The basket is free from personal inscriptions or monograms.
A beautiful genuine Chinese (circa 125 year old) antique silver basket.
DATE: Circa 1890
DIMENSION: 20.4cm x 16cm (8" x 6 3/8"). Height: 3.5cm (1 1/2"). Height including handle: 14.5cm (5 3/4") approx.
CONDITION: Excellent condition without damage. No dents. No splits. No repairs.
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