Description: wasted baluster form, profusely embossed with fruiting vines above a battle scene among buildings, trees and mountains, stylised dragon scroll handles, the cover embossed with dragons among clouds, dragon's mask finial, engraved
Amoy Races 1864, on a domed spreading circular foot embossed with scrolling foliage, engraved with a crest and monogram
Dimensions: 32.3cm., 12 3/4 in. high
Condition Report: Clear marks and character marks to underside. Later French control mark to rim. The cover with original gilt interior. The decoration is in good crisp condition with only light wear. No obvious repairs. Good condition.
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