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Reference: S1765
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1815-1880
Silversmith: WE WE WC
Place: Canton, China
Price: $ 390.00
Weight: 52 grams
Dimensions: 19.7 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A Chinese Export silver butter knife in the Fiddle pattern, with Stags head crest and original owners initials TMK. The knife is good quality, easily comparable to an English Georgian example. The hallmarks are excellent, and include pseudo duty mark, pseudo crowned leopards head (London town mark pre 1821), pseudo date letter P in incuse rectangle with cut corners, pseudo lion passant and makers mark WE WE WC. This is an imitation of the makers mark for William Eley, William Fearn and William Chawner. The Chinese Export silver collectors guide (4th edition, pg 763-767) says this maker remains unidentified, but was responsible "for an astounding production of silver items, almost all in the European neo-classical style. The work of WE WE WC is par excellence, it can rival the best of English, European and American silversmiths of the Georgian era. There is no such thing as a poor piece of WE WE WC silver. To have the wherewithal to create silver that rivaled the finest European and American silversmiths of the Georgian era is a feat that, as yet, has not been fully comprehended. All WE WE WC items of silver should be regarded as being highly sought after, they are all potentially of museum quality". They further note that this maker is one of the most discussed since research into Chinese export Silver began.
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Chinese Export Silver Butter Knife
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