Decorated by William Burges (1827-1881), this silver mounted Chinese carved celadon jade bowl it to be offered at Dreweatts in Donnington Priory, Newbury on September 12.
Measuring 3 x 4 1/2in (8 x 11.5cm), the piece is inscribed
WIL BURGES ME FEC HONORARS PTERDO SE EDINBURGHSE COLLATIS
Also included is a typed label from National Museum of Wales
which reads BOWL of Indian jade, bought, decorated and
inscribed by William Burges (1827-81) who restored Cardiff Castle
about 1865, and was the architect for 20, Park Place, Cardiff. The
exquisite Lombardic script is characteristic of his
Estimate £10,000 - £15,000.
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