Wing Fat is a very fine, quite rare Chinese retail silversmith who operated in Canton and Hong Kong between 1875 and 1930. The person at the head of the company is still unknown, but certainly he employed very good craftsmen, not only in Canton but also in Shanghai, to create items of excellent quality.
His articles usually bear the brand with the initials "WF" and the brand of the artisan who realised the piece. Wing Fat's articles feature traditional Chinese motifs such as chrysanthemums, genre scenes and landscapes, dragons and bamboo leaves. The beautiful execution of his pieces, attention to perspective and lifelike details are the silversmith's trademarks. He also distributed beautifully enamelled objects and miniature silver furniture (see A. von Ferscht, Chinese Export Silver 1785-1940, 4th edition 2015).
Exceptional and large fish serving cutlery from Chinese Export Silver circa 1900. Handles with sculpted depictions of dragons, one side with cartouche and letter engraving. Blade and fork with dragon engraving. Marked with the Wing Fat maker's mark and master's mark BAO. Condition very good, collectible!
Dimensions & details
- Silver min 900/-
- weight 277,5 g
- length fork 22,5 cm
- Length knife 28,5 cm