A magnificent Chinese Export silver bowl decorated with flowers and birds with a scalloped edge in the Art Nouveau style.
The polished surface has applied decoration of flowering plum blossom branches and chrysanthemums.
A swallow and a pheasant add to the decoration
This could well have been specially created for a wedding or anniversary present. Plum blossom is for new beginnings, chrysanthemums bloom through the frost, swallows bring happiness and luck to a household and the pheasant brings love.