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Chinese Export Silver Card Case - Antique Circa 1890

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

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Wang Hing Card Case
Chinese Export Silver Card Case - Antique Circa 1890

Description


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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Origin: China

Condition


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

The chased decoration is very sharp.

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


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


Dimensions


Length 1.2cm/0.5"

Width 6.5cm/2.6"

Height 9.7cm/3.8"


Weight


2.9 troy ounces/90.7g


 
 
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