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Chinese Export Silver 'Dragon' Card/Menu Holders - Antique Circa 1890

A fine and impressive set of four antique Chinese Export Silver card/menu holders made by Wang Hing & Co; an addition to our Chinese/Asian silverware collection

SKU: A9071

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These fine antique Chinese silver menu holders have been modelled in the form of undulating oriental dragons.

The surface of each piece is embellished with embossed decoration replicating the details of the dragon's scales and anatomical features.

Each dragon surmounts a rope twist decorated band to a plain base.

These Chinese Export Silver (CES) menu holders are fitted with plain hallmarked wirework frames to the posterior surfaces.

The hallmarks to the frame of each silver menu holder includes:

Maker's mark: WH (Wang Hing & Company)

Silver quality/purity mark: 90 (90 standard, 900/1000)

Character maker: Untraced

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These antique Chinese silver menu holders are a very good gauge of silver and excellent quality for their type.

Each piece is in exceptional presentation condition.

The embossed decoration is all very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each wirework support are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these pieces of antique silverware.


Length 6.7cm/2.6"

Width 0.6cm/0.2"

Height 5.2cm/2"

Total Weight

1.8 troy ounces/54.6g

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