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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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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
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
BT253

Chinese export silver serving fork, ca 1910. Plain and scalloped 5-tine shank. Handle tapering and hollow with a scary, scaly dragon with slinking talons applied to handle front and back. Marks including stamp for Wang Hing, a noted Hong Kong silversmith and retailer. Very good condition.

Length: 8 3/4 in. Weight: 3.5 troy ounces. #BT253

Sale Price: $315.00
Listed Price $450.00
BT251

Large turn-of-the-century Chinese export silver serving fork. Made by Cumwo in Hong Kong. Shaped 4-tine shank engraved with trees and pagoda. Handle flat and shaped with chased slinking, serpentine dragon on front and back. Front has circular frame (vacant). Marked. Very good condition.

Length: 9 1/4 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BT251

Sale Price: $350.00
Listed Price $500.00
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: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
BN879

Indian Colonial silver beer barrel mug. Made by Allan & Hayes in Calcutta, ca 1860. Incised staves and chased hoops entwined with fluid grain stalks forming asymmetrical cartouche (vacant). Bracket handle. Gilt interior. Maker’s stamp underside. Condition: Very good with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 7 x W 6 3/4 x D 5 in. Heavy weight: 23 troy ounces. #BN879

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