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Browse our stunning selection of antique Chinese silver thats' just waiting to be added to your collection. Beautifully crafted and intricately designed, you'll find the perfect addition for your dining room, living room, foyer, kitchen, and more. Our antique Chinese silverware pieces are great collectors items, and are sure to turn heads at your next dinner party or family gathering. From place card holders and candlesticks to trays and tea sets, our unique assortment of Chinese export silver will definitely make a statement in your home. We also have exquisite bowls, vases, and brooches too! Whether you need antique Chinese silverware to finish your set, or a statement piece to complete your room, we can help you find that missing item youve been searching for.
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BN648

Antique Chinese silver gilt bird figure, early 20th century. A crane with s-scroll neck and long pointed bill and round body stands on spindly legs and talon feet mounted to wood base. Applied wings with imbricated fans and feathers. Tail feathers black enamel with white stripe heightened with gilt. A beautiful bird embellished with cabochon cut turquoise and coral. Marked “Silver” under tail. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions (with base): H 9 1/2 x W 2 3/4 x D 5 in. #BN648

Sale Price: $1,365.00
Listed Price $1,950.00
BP772

Classic silver trophy cup. Made by Hamilton & Co. in Calcutta. Tall and narrow bowl with reeded rim. Domed foot. Scrolled-bracket handles with volute scrolls. Traditional form gracefully rendered in small scale. Hallmarked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 3/8 x W 4 3/8 x D 2 1/2 in. Weight: 4.5 troy ounces. #BP772

Sale Price: $262.50
Listed Price $375.00
BN501

Antique Indian silver bowl, ca 1900. Curved sides with low-relief hunt and farm frieze on stippled ground. An incongruous landscape of palm trees and mountains is populated with a spear bearer, archer, axeman, plowman, and mahout. Underside has stippled concentric rings. Bowl rests on 4 scaly and coiled cobra supports terminating in sinister serpent heads. Charming Raj-era pastoral with a hint of venom. Unmarked. Nice condition and patina.

Dimensions: H 5 1/4 x D 11 1/2 in. Weight: 39 troy... Click for details

Sale Price: $3,850.00
Listed Price $5,500.00
BN442

Japanese Meiji silver and enamel tea caddy, ca 1900. Drum form with stippled top, short neck, and snug-fitting cover. Applied wisteria heightened with green, purple, and white enamel. A beautiful piece with practical use: Interior plug keeps precious leaves fresh. Signed with Japanese characters and turtle in triangle. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 1/4 x D 2 1/2 in. Gross weight: 6 troy ounces. #BN442

Sale Price: $2,800.00
Listed Price $4,000.00
BP639

Set of 3 Japanese hand-hammered silver bowls. Each: Flared rim and curved bottom. Shimmering honeycomb pattern. Short plain foot. Hallmarked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 7/8 x D 5 3/8 in. Total weight: 34 troy ounces. #BP639

Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
BQ234

Antique Indo-Chinese silver tray, ca 1910. Circular with curvilinear piecrust rim. Tapering sides with rural scenes in low relief on stippled ground: Farmers, hunters, thatched buildings, and flourishing vegetation. An unusual mix of Eastern exoticism applied to Georgian form. Hallmarked “sterling silver”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1/2 x D 16 in. Weight: 52 troy ounces. #BQ234

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
BP941

Rare and exciting Chinese export silver epergne, ca 1900. Three conical vases mounted to knop on raised foot. Raised bamboo motif on stippled ground. Vases pierced with clear glass liners. A standout centerpiece by Wang Hing, who was active in Canton and Hong Kong. Hallmarked. Very good condition and patina. Liner chipping.

Dimensions: H 16 1/4 x W 11 x D 6 1/4 in. Weight (silver only): 29 troy ounces. #BP941

Sale Price: $5,250.00
Listed Price $7,500.00
BD278

Set of Japanese silver place card holders. Six holders in 4 designs with motifs that include Buddha and pagoda. A fun foray into postwar exoticism. Each hallmarked “Sterling 950”. Very good condition.

Dimensions (largest): H 1 5/8 x W 7/8 in. Total weight: 1.5 troy ounces. #BD278

Sale Price: $521.50
Listed Price $745.00
BM586

Chinese export glass perfume with silver overlay, ca 1900. Clear glass bottle with three pinched sides. Silver overlay in form of daisies. Cylindrical neck in silver collar. Stopper also silver with flat top and short cork plug. Unmarked. Condition: A few pings to collar. Otherwise very good.

Dimensions: H 4 3/8 x W 2 x D 2 in. #BM586

Sale Price: $385.00
Listed Price $550.00
BP825

Beautiful Chinese export silver bowl, ca 1900. Curved sides and raised spread foot. Raised and naturalistic chrysanthemums on stippled ground and beaded rim. Foot plain. One circular frame and one armorial frame (both vacant). Marked with Chinese characters. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 1/4 x D 7 1/8 in. Weight: 14 troy ounces. #BP825

Sale Price: $1,540.00
Listed Price $2,200.00
BN264

Chinese export silver creamer and sugar, ca 1900. Each: Round body with molded scalloped mouth. Scrolled branch-form handles. Sugar cover crimped with lobed finial. Raised ornament in lobed frames: blossoming prunus branches, bamboo, and birds as well as farmers and shepherds in funny pointy hats—the panoply of exotic motifs—on stippled ground. Cover has applied leaves and scrolls. Hallmarked “Arnold sterling”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: Creamer: H (with handle) 3 1/4 x W 5... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,750.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
BP702

Set of 8 Chinese export silver cordials, ca 1910. Each: Tapering bowl on knopped stem on raised foot mounted to round base. Scary, scaly dragon applied to bowl as well as an unidentified tentacular mass, suggestive of a firewater-induced hallucination. Two cordials unmarked. The remaining 6 are hallmarked with P set in star and number 900 (4 also marked with Chinese characters). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 3/4 x D 1 1/2 in. Total weight: 9.6 troy ounces. #BP702

Sale Price: $1,050.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
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