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Chinese Export Silver Dessert Spoon and Fork - Canton
Reference: S1498
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1800-1850
Silversmith: C.C, Canton
Place: Canton, China
Price: $ 250.00
Weight: 168 grams
Dimensions: 18.0cm
Condition: Very good, slight wear to tines, light scratches.

Description: A Chinese export silver dessert spoon and fork, in the Fiddle, Thread and Shell pattern. This pair is exceptionally good gauge, this is probably the heaviest dessert spoon and fork we have ever encountered, over 80 grams each, in fact heavier than many tablespoons and forks. They are typical of the good quality, early Chinese export silver that imitated the plain English Georgian silver styles. The hallmarks are clear on both, and include "pseudo English" crowned leopards head, duty mark and lion passant, along with makers mark CC. The lion hallmark punch is quite distinctive, the right hand edge merges with the back leg of the lion. CC is an unidentified silversmith who worked from Canton between 1800 and 1850, generally producing good quality silver.
Chinese Export Silver Dessert Spoon and Fork - Canton
Chinese Export Silver Dessert Spoon and Fork

Chinese Export Silver Dessert Spoon and Fork - Canton
Back of spoon and fork

Chinese Export Silver Dessert Spoon and Fork - Canton
Hallmarks

Chinese Export Silver Dessert Spoon and Fork - Canton
Hallmarks detail

Chinese Export Silver Dessert Spoon and Fork - Canton
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