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Antique Chinese Export Silver for Sale

Antique Chinese export silver was produced from the 18th century to the 20th century in Canton. Throughout the 19th century, a unique style developed featuring landscapes and dragons. These elaborate designs were meant to appeal to tourists. Chinese export silver is made from Spanish trade dollars because it was the only currency allowed by Chinese Merchants. This reason is why it often tests as 90 percent silver. Nelson & Nelson Antiques has antique Chinese Export silver for sale that will be perfect to add to your antique collection. The ornate designs make it stand out against your other silver pieces. Stop by our New York City shop or look through our website to browse our antique Chinese Export silver for sale.

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BX462

Chinese export silver mug, ca 1850. Straight and upward tapering sides applied with leafing bamboo on stippled ground. Branch-form handle and rims. Applied rondel engraved with single-letter monogram in buckled belt. On underside is engraved “H. J. T. / 1855”. Interior gilt washed. Chinese mark and initials KHC for Khe Cheong, a Canton silversmith and retailer active from ca 1830s-70s. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 5 x W 5 1/2 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 10 troy ounces. #BX462 ... Click for details

Sale Price: $3,850.00
Listed Price $5,500.00
BW978

Turn-of-the-century Chinese export silver picture frame. Oval window in shaped surround with scrolls and flower heads at top, and leaves, stars, flowers, and heart cartouche vacant on stippled ground at bottom. With glass, silk lining, velvet back, and hinged easel silver wire support. Marked “Sterling”. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: Frame: H 7 1/4 x W 4 3/4 in. Window: H 4 1/4 x W 2 3/4 in. #BW978

Sale Price: $906.50
Listed Price $1,295.00
BV863

Chinese silver tea strainer, ca 1910. Deep and pierced bowl and wide shoulder with blossoming prunus branch on stippled ground; rim scrolled. Plain cylindrical handle. Cylindrical handle. Unmarked. Good condition with nice patina.

Dimensions: H 1 1/4 x L 8 x W 3 5/8 in. Weight: 2 troy ounces. #BV863

Sale Price: $665.00
Listed Price $950.00
BV330

Turn-of-the-century Chinese silver mustard pot. Round and bellied bowl with plain concave neck, thin scroll handle, and spread foot. Modish floral ornament in form of chased and applied water lilies and pads heightened with engraving on stippled ground. Chinese marks. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 3/8 x W 3 1/4 x D 2 3/8 in. Weight: 2 troy ounces. #BV330

Sale Price: $556.50
Listed Price $795.00
BS854

Chinese silver gilt, enamel, and marble pagoda box, ca 1920. Marble base with guilloche enamel pilasters and applied imbricated gilt filigree leaves, and raised foot with inset cabochon stones on enameled ground. Top has patterned enamel ground and gilt eaves with cabochon amethyst rim, and pendant turquoise. Cover has same with gilt finial on lobed ring surmounting green enamel circles. Colorful and flamboyant exoticism. Marked “Silver”. Very good condition with nice age-related toning.... Click for details

Sale Price: $3,150.00
Listed Price $4,500.00
BR748

Turn-of-the-century Chinese hardstone koro. Bellied bowl on sturdy leg-and-paw supports. Carved foo dog side mounts with loose-mounted rings. Short neck collar and raised and reeded cover are 800 silver. Cover has German marks. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 x W 5 x D 3 1/4 in. #BR748

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BT255

Turn-of-the-century Chinese export silver serving fork. Retailed by Tuck Chang in Shanghai. Scalloped 4-tine shank engraved with fish and grass. Handle tapering and hollow. Double-sided ornament with birds perched on blossoming prunus branches. Marked. Very good condition.

Length: 9 5/8 in. Weight: 5.5 troy ounces. #BT255

Sale Price: $346.50
Listed Price $495.00
BQ401

Set of 4 Southeast Asian export silver compotes, ca 1920. Each: Shallow bowl with pierced and chased birds and flowers. Enameled rim with raised scallops interspersed with berries and leaves. Support has ribbed knop. Foot raised with applied foliate medallions with polychrome enamel. Foot rim encircled with animals scurrying along leafing branch (also applied). Striking and unusual. Hallmarked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x D 6 3/8 in. Total weight: 41 troy ounces. #BQ401

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