ca. 1875 - 1925
Overall: 2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 6.4 cm )
Silver crescent-shaped bottle ticket with loops at each end; cast silver dragon soldered to the top edge of the "u;" oval linked chain attaches through the loops; "Sherry" engraved on the obverse; three maker's marks struck on the reverse.
Bequest of Raphael Ashton Weed
engraved: on obverse: "SHERRY" stamped: on reverse: "WH" in conforming rectangle stamped: on reverse: "90" in conforming rectangle stamped: on reverse: two chinese characters in a conforming rectangle
This wine label bears the Chinese hallmark of Wang Hing, a prolific silversmith active in Hong Kong during the late nineteenth century.
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