Chinese Garden Export Silver Tankard. Circa 1850

A beautiful mid-19th-century Chinese export silver presentation tankard by Cutching of Canton. This double-skinned vessel features a repoussé exterior of a tranquil garden scene executed in wonderful detail. A dragon, the Chinese symbol of power and good fortune, serves as the handle of this lovely cup. Marked "CU". 4 1/2" wide (with handle) x 4" high. Price: $9,850 www.rauantiques.com