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Decorative Arts

DATES early 20th century
DYNASTY Qing Dynasty
DIMENSIONS 3 1/2 x 6 in. (8.9 x 15.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS on base, "ZEEHO" (?) in rectangle, Chinese characters in rectangles on each side. "ZEEHO" may actually be "Zeewo," who is listed in The Chait Collection of Chinese Export Silver, The Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1985, nos. 274-278, pp. 241-244, in which he is cited as using the monogram ZE and an ideogram read as Zeewo. on body, two-character mark in Chinese within roundel. Likely phonetic initials of Western owner.
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Stanley J. Love
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CAPTION Zeeho. Export Creamer, early 20th century. Silver, 3 1/2 x 6 in. (8.9 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Stanley J. Love, 84.195.24. Creative Commons-BY
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