Chinese Export Silver and Mother-of-Pearl Dragon Centrepiece. Mark of YL attributed to Yung Lei of Shanghai, and with Chinese character mark Shang (Value), Circa 1905. Formed as a section of leafy bamboo supporting a piece of mother-of-pearl applied with a silver dragon and sun device, the silver base chased with foliage and with plants and stork fittings, on a carved and ebonised stand. 15.5 inches high (39.25 cm), 10.75 inches wide (27.5 cm), base diameter 6.25 inches (16 cm), weight 1.26 kg. Original fitted wood box with sliding front. Acquired by William Jones, a textile trader and my great grandfather who was based in China between 1902 and 1905. His privately published memoir Gatney sees the World (1935) mentions pearl shells like the one in the drawing room cabinet. The item “Antique Chinese export silver mother-of-pearl dragon centrepiece Yung Lei c. 1905″ is in sale since Tuesday, November 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Other Chinese”. The seller is “hyperbassman” and is located in USK, Monmouthshire. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Region of Origin: Chinese
- Product: Statue
- Age: 1900-1940
- Primary Material: Silver
- Original/Repro: Antique Original