Rare Chinese Export Silver and Jade Magnifying Glass, C.1890. The pierced foliate silver frame bezel set with four green jadeites and four orange carnelian, the handle on one side with engraved silver foliate decoration, traces of original gilding over the silver, the other side carved jade plaque handle of tapered form. Length: 6.00 inches. Total Item Weight: 65.0 gm. Stamped Silver. Stamped in rectangular punch Silver.
Chinese Export Silver and Jade Magnifying Glass, C.1890by Louis Wine
Chinese Export Silver and Jade Magnifying Glass C.1890
Louis Wine Ltd., Toronto specialists in Antique Silver , Antique Jewellery & Decorative Arts, are a 4th generation family business.Louis Wine (1865-1946) founded the company in Dublin, Ireland in 1880. Louis Wine began selling to silver collectors in Dublin from a shop in historic Wellington Quay. In 1908, he located on Dublin's fashionable Grafton Street. To the firm came the worlds leading Georgian Silver collectors. Pieces by Paul de Lamerie, Paul Storr, Hester Bateman and Irish Georgian Silver were constantly on display. Our gallery run by Richard (Louis Wine's great grandson) in Yorkville Toronto, displays a range of fine Antique Silver, Old Sheffield Plate, Antique Jewellery & Decorative Arts from the 18th-20th century, including Bateman, Storr, Ramsden, Tiffany, Knox, Liberty, Jensen, Christopher Dresser.