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Chinese Export Silver Cigarette Case - Antique 1910

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

SKU: A7602

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

The anterior cover is embellished with an embossed decorated segmented iconic Chinese dragon design amidst clouds, all on a matte background.

The ornamentation to the cover incorporates a shield shaped cartouche displaying the contemporary engraved inscription 'W. J. Lyon Esq, Our best wishes go with you, Hong Kong, 1910'.

The posterior cover is ornamented with traditional embossed plum blossom foliate and floral decoration accented with perched birds in addition to a single bird in flight, also on a matte background.

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

This silver cigarette case is fitted with a push fit catch, which when released reveals two hinged compartments.

This Chinese silver cigarette case retains the original gilded interior.

The hallmarks struck to the catch of this impressive case include:

Maker's mark: WN (Wing Nam & Co)

Character mark: Untraced

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Date: 1910


This antique case is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The embossed decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the interior of the catch are all very clear.

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


Length 12.4cm/4.9"

Width 8.7cm/3.4"

Height 2.3cm/0.9"


4.7 troy ounces/147g

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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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