Early 20th Century Chinese 970 Silver Dimple Glass Decanter
A wonderful Chinese silver mounted glass whisky decanter, circa 1920-1930, with a silver cork stopper. The bottle has a triform neck design- the dimple bottle- with an overlaid repeating sterling silver bamboo pattern. The dimple bottle was introduced in Hong Kong in the early 1890s and it became the iconic form used for the decanter. Wang Hing was the first of the Chinese export silver makers to replace the original brass wire mesh cage of the bottle with a silver cage. His silver decanter dimple bottles were made in the ShangHai and Hong Kong workshops, and soon become the most coveted item among the affluent foreign communities and Chinese. The silver workmanship is quite astounding- the "cage" is made in two halves but appears as one piece, "cloaking" the bottle, with three window openings. The sharp decanter design is visually stunning and remarkable to this day.
DIAMETER: 5½ in | HEIGHT: 9 in
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