Pr 1900s Chinese Sterling Silver Artichoke Shaped Pepperettes w Cricket & Fly

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller scrimshaw01 (20,752) 99.8%, Location: Melbourne, VIC, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 383043767084 C19th Chinese Export Sterling Silver Immortal Tribute Self-righting Pepperette Another good find for the collector of Chinese Export Sterling silver or for the silver condiment/cruet collector. Here is a pepperette marked to the inner base with maker’s marks that appear to be Chinese in origin; untraced but most likely a silversmith from Shanghai, Honk Kong or Canton. It has been tested to confirm they are 925 sterling silver quality. The pepperette is pear in shape figure with a depiction of an elderly Chinese man; quite probably a tribute to one of the Immortals. It has a weighted screw base that acts as a self-righting mechanism and that means it will always stand upright. It is in very good antique condition with no faults or damage; commensurate light wear; the screw cap base is a little tricky to screw on. The photos are part of the description and condition report. Measure H4.8 x 3.9cm maximum girth; 35.5g. We have listed several other pieces jewellery, silver, decorative art and collectables. Please refer to our other listings, we combine postage costs to save you money. Pr 1900s Chinese Sterling Silver Artichoke Shaped Pepperettes w Cricket & Fly Click images to enlarge Description A great and rare find for the collector of Chinese Export Sterling silver or for the silver condiment/cruet collector. Here is a pair pepperettes marked to the base with maker’s marks that appear to be Chinese in origin. Untraced but most likely a silversmith from Shanghai, Honk Kong or Canton and estimated to date to the 1900s They have been tested to confirm they are 925 sterling silver quality. Each pepperette in is the shape of a realistic globe artichoke. They have whimsical details of a cricket and a fly sitting on the leaves. They have a leaf shaped base that unscrews to fill the shaker. They are in very good antique condition with no faults or damage; commensurate light wear. The photos form part of the description and condition report. Measure: pots each H3.3 x 4.2cm maximum girth; leaf base 5.1 x 4cm; 48g combined. We have listed several other pieces of jewellery, silver, decorative art and collectables. Please refer to our other listings, we combine postage costs to save you money. Please scroll through the Auctiva pictures to see all the photos. Any questions? If we haven't answered it below then be sure to check out the "Find answers from Scrimshaw01" page - click on "Ask a question" at the bottom of this page. It will answer your FAQ's far quicker than you can type a message and wait for a response from us - thats why it's there! Do you accept 'Buy it Now' offers? In fairness to all interested buyers we DO NOT accept BIN offers or end auctions early. We will let the auction run its course and the bidders decide the final price. Good Luck Bidding!! 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