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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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BO761

Set of 6 Japanese sterling silver demitasse spoons. Bamboo handle terminating round, shallow, and serrated leaf bowl engraved with atomic star. Terminals evoke the Old Orient. A fan, pagoda, and Buddha are among the motifs. Playful exoticism. In paper-bound case with fitted velvet. Hallmarked “Sterling” and “Japan”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: Spoon length: 3 1/2 in. Case: H 1 x W 5 x D 4 3/8 in. #BO761

Sale Price: $129.50
Listed Price $185.00
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
BQ151

Fine quality Chinese export silver bowl, ca 1900. Curved sides and raised and spread foot. Four shaped frames inhabited by scaly, slithering dragons and clouds on stippled ground. Marked with Chinese characters and 3 letters of which the last two appear to be AI. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 3 7/8 x D 8 7/8 in. Weight: 16.5 troy ounces. #BQ151

Sale Price: $3,150.00
Listed Price $4,500.00
BQ194

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
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
BO884

Pair of Chinese export silver candlesticks. Made by Luen Wo in Shanghai, ca 1900. Each: tubular shaft with spool socket and raised square base. Flowers (irises) with curvilinear stems and leaves applied to stippled ground. A great “rebound” design that showcases a Westernized Asian motif. Hallmarked. Very good condition with rich patina and fine details.

Dimensions: H 8 7/8 x W 3 3/4 x D 3 3/4 in. Weighted. #BO884

Sale Price: $3,500.00
Listed Price $5,000.00
BM761

Chinese export silver salver, ca 1890. Large and shaped. Well has engraved bamboo and blossoming branches, and is populated with birds, including cranes and peacocks. They fly, perch, and peck the ground. Central Greek key frame engraved with interlaced monogram. Rim has applied blossoming branches. Four blossoming branch supports. Hallmarked Luen-Wo, a Shanghai maker active from the late 19th until early 20th century. Nice condition and patina.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 17 1/2 x W 12 7/8... Click for details

Sale Price: $9,750.00
Listed Price $15,000.00
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