Antique Rare Chinese Silver Fish Server by Luen Wo

Luen Wo (China, 19th Century)

Antique Rare Chinese Silver Fish Server by Luen Wo
2554 Lincoln Blvd # 696
Venice, CA, 90291
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Antique Rare Chinese Silver Fish Server by Luen Wo

A rare antique pair of Chinese silver fish servers by Luen Wo, of Shanghai circa 1900. The serving pair are really spectacularly constructed, with detailed etch-work of two fish on the knife and two on the fork. The fish have remarkably realistic fee with finely considered scales, and hand-hammered patterns that have been chased afterwards to create such superb quality of craftsmanship. The handles are beautifully crafted with a cherry blossom tree pattern over a silver chased background of geometric designs. The fish that appear as drawn on are a nice complement to the heavier floral patterning. The knife and fork are truly a work of art and can make any fish dinner turn into a very special meal. The knife is quite sharp and the utensils are both in great condition with minimal use and wear. The knife measures 11 inches and the fork measures 9-1/2 inches. The weight of the fish servers is 173.3 grams / 5.57 troy ounces for the knife and 145.6 grams / 4.68 troy ounces for the fork. The knife and the fork both have the makers mark of Luen Wo. Luen Wo was a prolific silversmith in Shanghai, active during the last quarter of the 19th century and first quarter of the 20th century. His quality was extraordinarily high.


Origin China
Category Antiquities
Period 19th Century

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