19th c Chinese Export Silver Hexagon Openwork Salt – Luen Wo Hallmarks 联和 茂记

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A late 19th century Chinese export silver salt cellar with fitted glass liner of octagonal form.  The two large panels are bamboo and plum blossoms, both symbols of hardiness.  The other 4 panels are Chinese characters meaning fortune and longevity, much  longevity, genuine longevity & health and well-being.

Maker’s mark 茂记 (mao ji)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 茂记 (mao ji, likely a small shop without foreign language skills.

Diameter:  “, height ”                                                            Sold:  $175.00
Weight:      grams
Mark:  Full Chinese 茂记 (mao ji) and alpha initials LW as shown.
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