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SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Photograph Frame - Antique Circa 1890

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Chinese export silver photograph frame; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU: A4414
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SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Photograph Frame - Antique Circa 1890
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Photograph Frame - Antique Circa 1890


This fine antique Chinese export silver (CES) photograph frame has an oval shaped form.

The border of this Chinese photo frame is ornamented with chased and pierced decoration depicting iconic oriental interlacing cherry blossom and larch branches conjoining at the upper and lower portions.

This frame retains the original oak wood back and impressive hinged easel style silver strut embellished with bamboo ornamentation.

This impressive example of antique silverware is inset with a removable glass panel.

The hallmarks to the rim of this solid silver frame include:

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

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

Character maker: Untraced

Photo frame history


This antique CES frame is an exceptional gauge of silver for its type, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp.

Hallmarks struck to the rim of the frame are very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique Chinese photo frame.


Height 19.2cm/7.6"

Width 14.3cm/5.6"

Height of internal window 13.5cm/5.3"

Width of internal window 9.5cm/3.7"

Width of silver border 2.4cm/0.9"

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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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