Exceptionally rare opposing pair of large Chinese silver cache pots by renowned silversmith Bao Heng Xiang of Beijing circa 1900. Bold in form with tapered bodies, deeply engraved with figures, foliage, animals and flowers. The cache pots especially desirable due to the opposing scenes, with each scene delicately crafted with deep casting giving a detailed finish at every single angle. The cache pots finished on a straight rounded foot with stamped to the centre Bao Heng Xiang, Beijing Silverware Shop, High Silver. 北京 寶恒祥 銀器 足紋. From the French verb cacher, meaning “to hide”, cachepots are vase like containers that are designed to aesthetically hide a plant pot.
Measurements: 16.5cm High × 20cm Wide
Condition: Excellent, minor surface wear and scratches consistent with age, impress visible on the lip of one cachepot. No damage or repairs.