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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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BH775

Antique Indian silver beast and man tea set. This set comprises teapot, creamer, and sugar.

Each: Globular body on stepped foot. Frieze with lions, boars, cobras, and elephants as well as native horsemen and hunters in a shadeless landscape of scattered trees and primitive buildings. Handles in form of elephant trunks as is teapot spout. Teapot has hinged cover with mahout finial.

Marks: All pieces have same indistinct letter and 75 (presumably a native workman’s tally number). Very good... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,450.00
Listed Price $3,500.00
BQ389

Chinese export silver covered cup, 19th century. Round bowl on baluster stem mounted to stepped and flat circular foot. Double domed cover with ring finial. Engraved bands of imbricated leaves. Bowl interior gilt-washed. Hallmarked with Chinese characters. Good condition with rich period patina.

Dimensions: H 5 5/8 x D 2 1/2 in. Weight: 5.2 troy ounces. #BQ389

Sale Price: $840.00
Listed Price $1,200.00
BQ425

Chinese export silver tea caddy, ca 1900. Baluster with drum-form neck and cover. Chased and repousse bamboo and blossoming prunus branches on stippled ground. Plain band at shoulder. Also plain are foot rim, neck, and cover sides. Cover top has circular frame (vacant). Fully marked with Chinese characters and letters HC for Hung Chong, who was active in Canton and Shanghai. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 1/4 x D 3 1/2 in. Weight: 8.5 troy ounces. #BQ425

Sale Price: $1,750.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
BQ426

Chinese export silver cocktail shaker, ca 1900. Tapering cup. Cover has curved shoulders and cylindrical neck with cap and built-in strainer. Repousse chrysanthemums on stippled ground. Cover sides have engraved bands and dense slash lines. Armorial frame vacant as is cap top. Hallmarked with Chinese characters and letters HC for Hung Chong, who was active in Shanghai and Canton. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 8 1/8 x D 3 3/8 in. Weight: 9 troy ounces. #BQ426

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