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Subject:Small silver shaker
Posted By: Tanya Wed, Aug 18, 2021 IP: 2a02:c7f:f73b:8800:d

Does anyone know where/when this is from?

Thank you in advance!

Subject:Re: Small silver shaker
Posted By: Mark Adams Thu, Aug 19, 2021

Not sure actually. Looks chinese silver from the early 20th century.

Subject:Re: Small silver shaker
Posted By: Steve Gridley Sun, Aug 22, 2021

In my opinion it looks more like a cast nickel alloy piece made in India or other SE Asian country. My guess is mid to late 20th Century. The mark does not appear to be a stamp but rather molded as part of the "casting" and also looks like a pseudo-hallmark incorporating the symbol for Sheng and possibly silver. And those ducks are pretty bad. I honestly cannot see a Chinese silversmith taking "credit" for this shaker. I would still have the metal checked for composition. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |