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Silver cake basket, by Kwong Man Shing

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An image of Cake basket. Kwong Man Shing, maker, China, Hong Kong. The sides of the basket are pierced in eight panels of flowers (chrysanthemum, prun flowers, iris, bamboo and camellia) and separated by chased bands. The hinged central swing handle tapered at either end, is designed as bamboo stick. In the middle of the base impressed with ‘KMS (Kwong Man Shing, Hong Kong)’. Silver, the base and flared sides of the oblong basket are raised from a single sheet and seamed to a flared foot rim. Circa 1900.

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Cake basket. Kwong Man Shing, maker, China, Hong Kong. The sides of the basket are pierced in eight panels of flowers (chrysanthemum, prun flowers, iris, bamboo and camellia) and separated by chased bands. The hinged central swing handle tapered at either end, is designed as bamboo stick. In the middle of the base impressed with ‘KMS (Kwong Man Shing, Hong Kong)’. Silver, the base and flared sides of the oblong basket are raised from a single sheet and seamed to a flared foot rim. Circa 1900.

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  • Accession Number: O.1-2009
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 768 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 99.12kB
  • Exposure time: 1/180
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 32/1

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20th Century Almond bamboo basket baskets cake basket camellias Chinese chrysanthemum Fitz_AA floral flowers handled Kwong Man Shing pierced prunus raised Rosaceae service ware serving piece Silver silverware tableware

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