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Chinese Export Silver Hand Mirror - Antique Circa 1900

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Chinese export silver dressing table hand mirror; an addition to our ornamental bedroom silverware collection

SKU: C5109

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This exceptional antique Chinese export silver (CES) hand mirror has a circular form with a rounded handle.

The reverse of this silver mirror is embellished with stunning embossed and chased stemmed chrysanthemum decoration in high relief, all on a matte background.

This hand mirror retains the original circular bevelled glass.

The anterior and posterior surface of the handle is ornamented with a continuation of floral and foliate ornamentation.

The hallmarks struck to the surface of this impressive antique Chinese mirror include:

Maker's mark: LH (Luen Hing, Shanghai)

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

Character maker: æ’來 (HENG LAI)

This exceptional Chinese Export Silver hand mirror is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.

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This antique Chinese Export Silver hand mirror is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The embossed and chased decoration is very sharp and shows little signs of use.

The mirror has a very minor loss to the interior of the bevelled surface; the surface has no blemishes and shows a clear reflection.

The hallmarks struck to the rim of the mirror handle are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

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


Length 26cm/10.2"

Width 14cm/5.5"

Height 1.9cm/0.7"

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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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