Description and Details
A Chinese 900 - grade solid silver Trompe L'oeil design salt/mustard pot with bamboo design feet. The base is fully hallmarked with 90 HW and the Chinese Maker's mark, however, unfortunately, we were unable to identify the exact maker and date of this silver item. Trompe L'oeil literally meaning "deceive the eye" in French - is a technique used in order to present a certain three-dimensional effect such as interweaving patterns of wood and in this case the design depicts interweaved bamboo stips commonly found in artistic designs throughout China and Asia. The small basket shaped pot features two miniature handles and four bamboo stem legs on the base - one leg, however, is slightly crooked most likely from the beginning as it does not appear as if it has been damaged prior to manufacturing.
- Chinese Export 900-grade silver salt/mustard pot
- Hallmarked HW90 & Maker's Character Mark
- Trompe L'oeil Design - Bamboo-strip weave pattern
- Size (mm) W:38mm W:38mm H:45mm
- Size (inches) W:1.49 W:1.49 H:1.77
- Weight: 35 Grams (1.23 oz)
Excellent Condition - Please bear in mind this item is antique and shows slight signs of cosmetic wear on the exterior and interior of the item. Please refer to the photos for further details on the condition of this item.