Antique Chinese Export Silver Cigarette Case
Antique Chinese Export Silver Cigarette Case
Antique Chinese Export Silver Cigarette Case
Antique Chinese Export Silver Cigarette Case
Antique Chinese Export Silver Cigarette Case
Antique Chinese Export Silver Cigarette Case
Antique Chinese Export Silver Cigarette Case
Antique Chinese Export Silver Cigarette Case
Antique Chinese Export Silver Cigarette Case
Antique Chinese Export Silver Cigarette Case

WING NAM & CO OF HONG KONG (worked c.1890-1830)

Antique Chinese Export Silver Cigarette Case

1910 Hong Kong, China

Offered by AC Silver

£1,395 gbp
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This exceptional antique Chinese Export Silver (CES) cigarette case has a plain rectangular rounded form.

The anterior cover is embellished with an embossed decorated segmented iconic Chinese dragon design amidst clouds, all on a matte background.

The ornamentation to the cover incorporates a shield shaped cartouche displaying the contemporary engraved inscription 'W. J. Lyon Esq, Our best wishes go with you, Hong Kong, 1910'.

The posterior cover is ornamented with traditional embossed plum blossom foliate and floral decoration accented with perched birds in addition to a single bird in flight, also on a matte background.

The rounded sides of this antique silver cigarette case are plain and unembellished.

This silver cigarette case is fitted with a push fit catch, which when released reveals two hinged compartments.

This Chinese silver cigarette case retains the original gilded interior.

The hallmarks struck to the catch of this impressive case include:

Maker's mark: WN (Wing Nam & Co)
Character mark: Untraced

Dimensions

Length 12.4cm/4.9"
Width 8.7cm/3.4"
Height 2.3cm/0.9"

Weight

4.7 troy ounces/147g


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This antique case is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The embossed decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the interior of the catch are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.
Maker: Wing Nam & Co
Date: 1910
Origin: Hong Kong, China
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A7602 when enquiring about the piece.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase
Dimensions
Height 0.90 inch (2.29 cm)
Width 3.40 inch (8.64 cm)
Depth 4.20 inch (10.67 cm)
Stock Code
A7602
Medium
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Chinese Export Silver cigarette / card case; part of our diverse Asian silverware collection
Signed/Inscribed
Full hallmarks struck to the interior of the catch are all very clear.
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