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The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » April

...| posted by Phillip Youngberg Treaty of Nanking Silver Tray, for Sir Henry Pottinger I love antique silver, as much for its beauty as for its history....... Right now we have a most extraordinary silver tray, gifted to Englishman Sir Henry Pottinger, that is both visually stunning and historically important....... It bears the crest of the city of Manchester as well as the family coat of arms of Henry Pottinger. A luxurious scalloped frame encompasses a gallery of pierced fretwork with floral accents while four Chinese dragons guard the handles... Read More »