Chinese Export Silver Box - Antique Circa 1900

GBP 1,595.00

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Object Description

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Chinese Export silver jewellery box; an addition to our collection of boxes and cases.

This exceptional antique Chinese Export Silver (CES) box has a rounded rectangular form.

The surface of the box has a textured finish and is embellished with simplistic engraved bordered panels to each side.

This antique silver box is fitted with the original hinged cover, ornamented with an applied central vacant rectangular cartouche.

The body of this fine 1900s jewellery box retains the original cedar wood lining, with a bespoke navy blue velvet fitment; this versatile box could be used as a trinket or jewellery box.

The box features a solid silver base which is plain and unembellished, apart from the feature hallmarks; a solid silver base is a sign of quality.

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

Maker’s mark: LUENWO (Luen Wo*)

Character mark: Untraced

* Luen Wo was an important retailing silversmith operating out of Shanghai. His craftsmanship shows very high quality and equals the standards of Wang Hing, in Canton.

Length 21.5cm/8.5″
Width 4cm/1.6″
Height 8.8cm/3.5″

38.4 troy ounces/1195g (including lined interior)

Object History

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

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Object Condition

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

The piece has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

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

Object Details

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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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