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Chinese Export Silver Tablefork - Cutshing
Reference: S1411
Period: George IV
Year: Circa 1830
Silversmith: Cutshing
Place: Canton, China
Price: $ 160.00
Weight: 92 grams
Dimensions: 20.5 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A Chinese Export (or China Trade silver) tablefork, in the Fiddle, Thread and Shell pattern, with scarce Union shell (Pickford, Silver Flatware, pg 118). This is a large and hefty fork of good gauge and quality. The hallmarks are extremely clear, being pseudo - English hallmarks lion passant, dutymark, crowned leopards head, date letter k and makers mark CU for Cutshing of Old China Street, Canton. Cutshing was quite prolific, he used a number of makers marks, including CUT, and worked between 1825 and 1875. CU was used during his earlier period (www.chineseexportsilver.com). Chinese export silver, which is stylistically Anglo-American of the late Georgian period, is "known for its fine workmanship and exceptionally heavy weight (Kernan, China Trade Silver, Checklists for Collectors, November 1965).
Chinese Export Silver Tablefork - Cutshing
Chinese Export Tablefork

Chinese Export Silver Tablefork - Cutshing
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Chinese Export Silver Tablefork - Cutshing
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Chinese Export Silver Tablefork - Cutshing
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Chinese Export Silver Tablefork - Cutshing
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