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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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Chinese export silver box. Rectangular with straight sides and hinged cover. Low relief ornament on stippled ground: Blossoming prunus branches with perched and darting birds. Cover top has central oval frame (vacant). Wood-lined open bottom. Box sides and cover interior also wood lined. Hallmarked Sing Fat, a Cantonese maker active in the early 20th century. Very good condition. Visible wood wear.

Dimensions: H 2 1/4 x W 6 1/4 x D 3 5/8 in. Gross weight: 11.4 troy ounces. #BQ228

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00

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

Chinese export silver card case, ca 1910. Rectangular with hinged cover: Birds perch on blossoming branch applied to fine filigree mesh. Case back has engraved flowers on stippled ground. Interior gilt. Hallmarked. Nice condition and patina.

Dimensions: H 1/4 x W 3 3/4 x D 2 3/8 in. Weight: 2.2 troy ounces. #BP516

Sale Price: $192.50
Listed Price $275.00

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

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

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

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

Japanese Meiji silver and enamel vase. Curved and tapering body with inset mouth and raised and spread foot. Applied ornament heightened with enamel: Blossoming wisteria branches as well as scattered flowers rooted in engraved grass. A lone bird flies in the distance. Cut-out foot has cloisonné enameled ornament on stippled ground. Signed with Japanese characters and stamped turtle in triangle. Fine condition with rich patina.

Dimensions: H 8 3/8 x D 3 3/4 in. Gross weight: 12.5 troy... Click for details

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

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

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

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

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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