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Vase

Vase

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1935 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver worked in repousse

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Pamela Marchant

  • Museum number:

    FE.533-2007

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Westerners visiting China often bought silverwares because of their relatively low prices. With the growing number of Western firms trading in China since 1900 European-style objects began to appear in Chinese households as well. A silver vase would have appealed to a wealthy Chinese eager to adopt a western life style.

Physical description

In the shape of a tulip

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

ca. 1935 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver worked in repousse

Dimensions

Height: 15 cm bowl

Object history note

Wedding present given to two Scots, Lieut Tom Marchant and Robina Bookless, who got married in Chongqing, west China, in 1935.

Descriptive line

Silver repoussé tulip-shaped vase, China, ca. 1935

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Repousse

Categories

Vases; Metalwork

Collection

East Asia Collection

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