CHINESE EXPORT SILVER BOX VINEGARETTE c1820 CUMSHING, CANTON. A very fine and rare, c1820 Chinese export silver vinegarette. The only example of this form we own. It has has been in our collection since the late 1970s. Vinegarettes are small, decorative travel boxes, which offer an alternative to. The perfume or aromatic vinegar is soaked in a small sponge, placed inside the box. With hinged pierced cover to allow access. Chinese export silver examples are rare. Forbes illustrates a later c1850 example from Khecheong, figure 201a. Rectangular form cover with scene of Chinese traveling elder, woken from a dream by attendant. The dream represented above as Chinese figure “cloud walking”. And above that winged? Figure crouching under palm. Raised shield, never monogrammed. Opposite side mother and child in garden watch as men seated at games table. With attendants serving tea. Interior retains the original pierced dragon in clouds, hinged cover. Retains much original detail, including some facial detail. To the many figures. The very rare c1820 Chinese export silver vinegarette is 3 1/2 by 2 1/2. Inches and weighs 4 1/2 standard ounces. The item “Chinese Export Silver Box Vinegarette c1820 Cumshing” is in sale since Wednesday, October 30, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes”. The seller is “supershrink” and is located in Supply, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: 1800-1849
- Primary Material: Silver
- Maker: Cumshing
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original