This fine antique Chinese Export Silver (CES) cigarette/card case has a plain rectangular form with rounded corners.
The anterior cover is embellished with an embossed and chased decorated iconic Chinese dragon design amidst clouds, on a matte background, incorporating a shield shaped vacant cartouche.
The posterior cover is ornamented with traditional embossed and chased plum blossom foliate and floral decoration, also on a matte background.
The rounded sides of this antique cigarette case are plain and unembellished.
This sterling silver cigarette / card 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: Zee Wo
Character mark: Untraced
This impressive case has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as sterling silver (925, 925/1000).
Maker: Zee Wo