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Chinese Export Silver Box - Antique Circa 1900

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Chinese export silver double skin box; an addition to our range of silver boxes and cases

SKU: A3665

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This exceptional antique Chinese export silver box has a plain rectangular form.

The surface of the body is encompassed with a large oriental Chinese dragon design amidst clouds, all in high relief.

This silver cigarette box is fitted with a solid silver hinged cover and embellished to the sides with a continuation of the decoration to the body.

The top of the cover of the box is ornamented with a further large coiling dragon design.

The interior of this impressive double skin box has a cedar wood lining.

The hallmarks struck to the underside of this fine CES box include the retailer's mark and icon for Kuhn & Kormor*.

This oriental box has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as pure (1000/1000) silver.

This antique Chinese export silver box is an exceptional gauge of silver for its type.

* Kuhn & Kormor, also called K&K or the "Asprey of Asia" were a Hungarian retailer with a headquarters in Shanghai, known for their luxury items.

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This Chinese silver box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent condition, in keeping with age.

There are some pin hole blemishes in the whiskers to the dragon on the body and at some period the upper edge of the cover has had lead strengthening.

The wear to this piece is to be expected with age and function, but does not detract from the overall aesthetic appearance. Such double skinned boxes of this type are rare to the market, and is therefore worthy of inclusion in the AC Silver inventory.

The decoration is very sharp.

The retailer's mark to the underside of the box are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique Asian silverware.


Length 20.6cm/8.1"

Width 11.3cm/4.4"

Height 8.7cm/3.4"

Length of interior 18.5cm/7.3"

Width of interior 8.5cm/3.3"

Height of interior 4.9cm/1.9"


23.8 troy ounces/742g (including cedar wood lining)

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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