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Chinese Export Silver Card Case - Antique Circa 1870

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

SKU: C2115
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Description


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


The anterior surface of this Chinese silver card case is ornamented with exceptional and fine embossed decoration depicting multiple tiers of oriental figures amidst foliate designs, accented with simplified structures in the background, all on a matte background.


The posterior surface of this silver card case is embellished with an exceptional embossed scene incorporating a range of fish and crustacean amidst oceanic foliate designs, also all on a matte background.


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


The sides of this antique silver case are embellished with an embossed band of scrolling leaf ornamentation, incorporating an applied vacant oval cartouche to the upper edge.


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

Maker's mark: S.S (untraced)

Character mark: Untraced


This exceptional antique Chinese card case is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.


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


Origin: China

Condition


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

The embossed 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 10.2cm/4"

Width 6.9cm/2.7"

Depth 1.2cm/0.5"


Weight


2.4 troy ounces/75.4g


 
 
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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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