A very interesting oriental bowl of wide, shallow form. The maple wood has a very high finished glaze which resembles Chinese trompe l’oeuil. The body has two solid silver mounts with large silver studs and a broad band of hand engraving. The decoration is in the Chinese style and incorporates fans, flutes and banners in oriental script. These are known as the Eight Precious Things (ancient Chinese style)* Height 4.7 cm. Diameter 13.5 cm. Unmarked silver. Circa 1890. Probably Tibetan or Mongolian.