Chinese Export Silver Box - Antique Circa 1900

GBP 1,495.00

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Object Description

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

This exceptional antique Chinese Silver box has a rectangular form onto four bracket style feet.

The surface of the body is embellished with impressive embossed and chased bamboo stalk decoration, all on a matte background.

This organic decoration is flanked with bands of rope twist decoration and applied moulded borders.

This antique box is fitted with a solid silver hinged cover, featuring further applied moulded decoration to the rim.

The plateau of the cover is embellished with an exceptional bordered panel depicting further embossed and chased bamboo stalk designs in addition to oriental floral and foliate decoration, all on a matte background.

This silver box is supported with four impressive bracket style feet, ornamented with a simplified foliate design.

The interior of this impressive box retains the original gilding.

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

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

Maker’s mark: LH (Luen Hing*)

Character mark: Untraced

* Luen Hing was a retail silversmith, selling luxury goods with an attention towards silver pieces which complimented the growth of the middle class Chinese community.

Length 9.1cm/3.6″
Width 6.9cm/2.7″
Height 5.4cm/2.1″

6.6 troy ounces/206g

Object History

Maker: Luen Hing
Date: Circa 1900
Origin: Shanghai, China

Object Literature

FREE OF CHARGE to all customers – including national and international deliveries.
Dispatch is either the same or next working day once a payment is received.
Insurance cover is provided FREE OF CHARGE for items up to the value of £30,000.
All items are fully insured and sent at the risk of AC Silver.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase.

Object Condition

This Chinese silver box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The embossed and chased decoration is very sharp.

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

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

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)191 240 2645
+44 (0)7836 286218

Dealer Location

35b St Georges Terrace
Tyne and Wear

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

Fax: +44 (0) 191 240 2647

VAT: GB 500 0310 42

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