A small Chinese export silver tureen and matching dish cast with blooming branches, finial in shape of a twig. Dish raised on four low feet. Hung Chong, Canton & Shanghai, early 20th century. Weight 363 g. Dish L. 15 cm.
Provenance: Director General of the Chinese Postal Service Erik Tollefsen (later named To Lo-sen) 1872–1938. He came to China in 1896 where he was in Customs but later became engaged in the Post Office Services and remained in China until 1932.