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SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cigarette Box - Antique Circa 1890

A fine and impressive antique Chinese Export Silver cigarette box; an addition to our diverse silver box collection

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SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cigarette Box - Antique Circa 1890
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Cigarette Box - Antique Circa 1890

Description


This fine antique Chinese Export Silver (CES) cigarette box has a plain rectangular form with rounded corners.


The sides of the box are embellished with two fine and impressive iconic Chinese dragon designs on a matt background.


The subtly domed hinged cover of the box is ornamented with a further impressive singular dragon design encircling an oval cartouche bearing the contemporary engraved initials ‘DG’.


The cover has a shaped incurved thumbpiece to the front edge.


The upper and lower rims of the cover and body have plain and unembellished borders.


This antique box retains the original cedar wood lined interior and base.


The hallmarks struck to the underside of this impressive box include:

Maker’s mark: TC (Tuck Chang & Company)

Character mark: Untraced


Condition


This antique cigarette box is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The engraved decoration is all very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the box are all very clear.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of CES silverware.


Dimensions


Length 15.8cm/6.2"

Width 9.1cm/3.6"

Height 5.5cm/2.2"


Weight


An accurate weight of silver cannot be provided as this box is lined.


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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