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Maker: Wing Chung, Chinese, active ca. 1840–60

Cane head

1840–60

Silver

2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Gift of John D. Kernan
1969.35.18
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Geography: 
Made in China
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Gebelein Silversmiths, Boston

Bibliography: 

John Devereux Kernan, “China Trade Silver: Checklist for collectors,” Connoisseur 160 (1965): 203, no. 24.

H. A. Crosby Forbes, John Devereux Kernan, and Ruth S. Wilkins, Chinese Export Silver, 1785 to 1885 (Milton, MA: Museum of the American China Trade, Milton, Massachusetts, 1975), 140-41, 236, no. 222, fig. 201b.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.