Description & Technical information

The lotus-leaf shallow top embossed with a variety of motifs to include figures in a landscape, dragons, blossoming trees, birds perching on bamboo canes. Supported by a pedestal with stem in the shape of a dragon and round base with waves motif. Engraved inscription 'Presented to Evan Ormiston Esq. with Wei Wing Lock's best wishes Hong Kong 7th October 1903'.

Evan Ormiston, was a banker and managed the Mercantile Bank of India – a bank begun in 1855 by his father Walter Ormistion [of Scottish decent] in Singapore. He lived at ‘Derrington’, Peak Road. He was a Petitioner for the formation of a masonic Lodge, the University Lodge of Hong Kong No.3666, in 1913.

Date:  1903
Period:  20th century
Origin:  China, Hong Kong
Medium: silver
Signature: Engraved inscription 'Presented to Evan Ormiston Esq. with Wei Wing Lock's best wishes Hong Kong 7th October 1903'.

Dimensions: 14 x 16 cm (5¹/₂ x 6¹/₄ inches)
Categories: Silver