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    China, circa 1900
    Marks: MLW, (workshop mark for Shen Chang)
    13-1/2 inches high x 9-1/2 inches wide (34.3 x 24.1 cm)
    37.7 ounces

    The lidded standing cup with elaborate dragon head finial atop stepped domed lid with chased repoussé decoration, dome with swirling dragons's body circled by band of grape vines and lowest step with stylized foliage, cup with intricate high relief allegorical scene of figures within palace centering shield-shaped cartouche, two naturalistic fruited grapevine handles, cup issues from an urn carried by a female figure accompanied by a child and a faun who stand on the circular base itself decorated with bands of alternating high relief and engraved foliate and floral motifs, silver gilt interior.

    Condition Report*: Denting to the shield on cup, nicks to rim on foot, solder repair to dome of lid, professional repair to reattach one of the flowers on standard, further surface wear to figures on standard, one flower missing, foot slightly out of round, surface scratches commensurate with age, overall a lovely presentation piece.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    5th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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