Chinese Silver Trophy Cup
Chinese silver trophy cup, the bowl supported by a triple bamboo shoot pedestal on a raised circular foot, with a gilt wash on bowl and base. Bears the inscription "Shanghi Paper Hunt Club, 6th February 1937, Won by Mr. J. H. Liddell on King's Jubilee (Heavy Weight)", with maker's mark on underside for Hung Chong. 4.985 troy ounces. 5" H. Note: H.A. Crosby Forbes' book, Chinese Export Silver 1785-1885, lists Hung Chong as a well known jeweler with addresses in both Canton and Shanghai in the last half the 19th century and first quarter of the 20th century (1860-1930). Liddell Bros. was a British based firm specializing in exports from China in the same period.
Overall very good condition with slight wear to gilt wash.