Rare Finely Carved Chinese Pygmy Coconut'Peach' Libation Wine Cup. Very finely detailed Carved with rocks, trees, birds butterflies and lingzhi. The base carries a carved artist seal/shop mark. The inside has been fitted with a liner which looks like it may have been gilded at some point.These are usually made of pewter but this looks like it may be a type of low grade silver? Dating from the 18th/19th century, Qing Dynasty. Measuring 3.5cm tall and 5cm at its widest. From the Collection of Dr J. Renowned collector Dr John William Hawksley Grice was a medical doctor working in Tianjin at the start of the 20th century. He became interested in collecting bamboo carvings and jade. Objects which were popular in China but not well known in the West. They are now housed in the Sheffield Museum. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London also have a number of pieces from his collection. Excellent overall condition with no chips or cracks, some minor edge losses to the white metal liner.
Displays beautifully and would make a great addition to someones collection. PART OF A LARGE COLLECTION OF CHINESE PORCELAIN, PAINTINGS & TEXTILES I WILL BE LISTING OVER THE COMING WEEKS. The item "Rare Finely Carved Chinese Coconut Peach Libation Wine Cup GRICE COLLECTION Qing" is in sale since Wednesday, October 6, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Other Chinese". The seller is "redcarantiques" and is located in Redcar, Cleveland, UK.
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