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SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Box - Antique Circa 1890

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Chinese export silver box; an addition to our range of silver boxes and cases

SKU: A1993
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Box - Antique Circa 1890
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Box - Antique Circa 1890


This exceptional antique Chinese export silver (CES) box has a plain rectangular form.

The surface of the body is plain and unembellished.

This silver box is fitted with a plain hinged cover ornamented with an impressive applied iconic oriental Chinese dragon design.

The upper and lower rims of the cover and body are encircled with a plain and unembellished border.

The hallmarks struck to the underside of this fine box include:

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

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

Character maker: Untraced

NOTE: The majority of such boxes have a wood lining; it is a sign of quality when boxes are solid silver and have unlined interiors.


This antique box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition, in keeping with age.

The applied decoration is very sharp.

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

Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this Chinese dragon box.


Length 13cm/5.1"

Width 8.6cm/3.4"

Height 4cm/1.6"

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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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