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Chinese Export Silver Box by Wo Shing - Antique Circa 1860

A fine and impressive antique Chinese export silver heart shaped dragon box; an addition to our collection of boxes and cases

SKU: A8387
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Description


This fine antique Chinese export silver (CES) box has a heart shaped form.


The surface of the body is embellished with panels of fine and impressive embossed and chased decorated iconic oriental dragon designs amidst clouds, all on a matte background.


This antique Chinese silver box is fitted with the original push fit cover ornamented to the sides with a continuation of cloud decoration.


The domed portion of the cover is embellished with a further dragon design accented with a vacant circular cartouche to the top left hand corner.


This antique silver heart box retains the original gilded interior.


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

Maker's mark: WS (Wo Shing)

Character mark: untraced


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Maker: Woshing

Condition


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

The embossed and chased decoration is very sharp.

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


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


Dimensions


Length 8cm/3.1"

Width 8cm/3.1"

Height 5.3cm/2.1"


Weight


3.2 troy ounces/100g


 
 
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