The weight of this beautiful Wang Hing, Chinese Export Silver, Floral Motif Salt Cellar is 1.3 oz. It measures 1-1/4 inches in height and 2-1/4 inches in diameter. It is marked on the bottom with the makers mark for Wang Hing and the Chinese Export Silver Chop Marks (Late 19th Century / Early 20th Century). This salt cellar is created in the form of an unfolding flower. The three legs are stalks with blossom, leaf, and full blown flower. The exterior is chased in orange peel texture, emphasizing the veins of the blossom that run throughout the body. This is an aesthetic ” tour de force ” by a fantastic maker. This is fantastic addition to any salt cellar collection or Chinese export silver collection and any aesthetic movement silver collection. This is a fantastic work of art!! As not only a master silversmith of extraordinary talent but he demonstrated entrepreneurial skills that few of his contemporaries seemed to have. He fact that Tiffany & Co in New York discovered Wang Hing silver while travelling in China a discovery that resulted in a 20 year period where Wang Hing created silver for Tiffany attests to the level of quality. PLEASE VISIT OUR STORE FOR POLICIES, AND OUR OTHER ITEMS. Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. The item “Antique Wang Hing Chinese Export Silver Floral Motif Salt Cellar” is in sale since Friday, November 25, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Salt Cellars”. The seller is “willsteff” and is located in New Port Richey, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Maker: Wang Hing
- Composition: Chinese Export Silver
- Age: 1880-1940
- Type: Salt Cellar