This exceptional antique Chinese Export Silver (CES) card case has a rectangular shaped form.
The anterior surface of this Wang Hing card case is ornamented with an impressive chased decorated iconic Chinese dragon design accented with stylised cloud decoration, all on a matte background.
The ornamentation incorporates a vacant shield shaped cartouche.
The posterior surface of this antique card case is embellished with impressive bamboo stalk designs, also all on a matte background.
The sides of this antique silver case are ornamented with a simplified stemmed floral design.
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 underside of this fine silver case include:
Maker's mark: WH (Wang Hing)
Silver quality/purity mark: 90 (90 standard, 900/1000)
Character mark: Untraced
This exceptional example of Chinese silverware is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.
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