19th c Chinese Export Silver Figural Repousse Salt – Luen Wo Hallmarks 联和 泰興

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A late 19th century Chinese export silver salt cellar with repousse figural scenes all around.  Most likely folk tale of sages or scholars in a garden pavilion. Most likely folk tale of sages or scholars in a garden pavilion.  Could be the seven sages 竹林七贤, the one with the winepot is a maid.  Small round form with three little balls for feet.  Maker’s mark 泰興 (tai xing) in Chinese, rectangular LW (联和) silver shop mark, and the number 312 on the bottom.  Luen Wo was a well known silver hollow ware shop in Hong Kong, Canton and Shanghai.  They were silversmiths themselves and also contracted to independent smiths.  In this case, the contract silver smith was 泰興 (tai xing), likely a small shop without foreign language skills.
Diameter:  1 3/4″, height 1 1/2″                                                            Sold:  $175.00
Weight:    32 grams
Mark:  Full Chinese 泰興 (tai xing) and alpha initials LW as shown below.
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