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2022 Summer Fine Art & Antiques (Day 1)

Sat, Jul 9, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 2

Large Chinese Export Silver Model of a Ship and Rowboat, Carved Stand Simulating Waves

Estimate: $600 - $800

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Large Chinese export silver model of a ship or junk, outfitted with sails, oars, figures, cannons, anchors, and pikes, together with a smaller manned rowboat, both fixed to a carved hardwood stand simulating ocean waves. Chinese hallmark to left side of stern deck. 14 1/2" H x 12" L x approx. 7" W. Additionally fitted with a 20th century wood stand and glass dome that does not accommodate the ship with flags extended. 16 1/4" H x 14" dia. Likely Qing Dynasty, Late 19th century.

The Collection of Griff and Dallas Adams, Johnson City, Tennessee. Property descending from the collection of TN Supreme Court Justice Thaddeus Cox and Pearl Cox, originally housed in "The Oaks", Johnson City, TN.


Ship overall good condition with very light signs of wear, some very slight bending to a few oars. Missing one oar as well as a couple of figures and pikes. One flag banner atop mast is missing. Silver content unknown.