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Chinese Export Silver Card Case - Circa 1870

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Chinese Export Silver card case; part of our diverse Asian silverware collection

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Rare Chinese Silver Card Case
Chinese Export Silver Card Case - Antique Circa 1870
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Chinese Export Silver Card Case - Antique Circa 1870
Rare Chinese Silver Card Case
Chinese Export Silver Card Case - Antique Circa 1870
Rare Chinese Silver Card Case
Chinese Export Silver Card Case - Antique Circa 1870
Rare Chinese Silver Card Case
Chinese Export Silver Card Case - Antique Circa 1870
Rare Chinese Silver Card Case
Chinese Export Silver Card Case - Antique Circa 1870
Rare Chinese Silver Card Case
Chinese Export Silver Card Case - Antique Circa 1870
Rare Chinese Silver Card Case
Chinese Export Silver Card Case - Antique Circa 1870
Rare Chinese Silver Card Case
Chinese Export Silver Card Case - Antique Circa 1870
Rare Chinese Silver Card Case
Chinese Export Silver Card Case - Antique Circa 1870

Description


This exceptional antique Chinese Export Silver (CES) card case has a plain rectangular rounded form.


The anterior surface of this rare Chinese silver card case is ornamented with chased oriental figures amidst bamboo and foliate designs, accented with a fenced area and simplified structures, all on a matte background.


The ornamentation incorporates a vacant shield shaped cartouche.


The posterior surface of this silver card case is embellished with an exceptional chased decorated segmented iconic Chinese dragon design amidst clouds, also all on a matte background.


The rounded sides of this antique silver cigarette case are plain and unembellished.


This Chinese card case is fitted with a push fit cover ornamented with a continuation of the aforementioned chased decoration.


The hallmarks struck to the rim of this impressive antique case include:

Maker's mark: WA (undocumented maker's name)*

Character mark: Untraced


* Items associated with this maker are rare and known for their high quality.


View the full range of Chinese and Asian silverware available at AC Silver


Maker: Unknown
Origin: China

Condition


This rare Chinese silver card case is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp.

The Chinese hallmarks struck to the rim of the body are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 9.5cm/3.7"

Width 6.5cm/2.6"

Height 1.3cm/0.5"


Weight


2.4 troy ounces/75.6g


 
 
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