Cylindrical Chinese export silver trinket box

Cylindrical Chinese export silver trinket box


Fine and impressive antique Chinese export silver (CES) cylindrical desk or dresser box, hand embossed in high relief to feature iconic Chinese dragon designs around the body and push-fit cover. Showing no signs of wear, the dragons are finely detailed and the box is a very good example of hand chasing.

Silver quality/purity mark: 90 (90 standard, 900/1000)

Wang Hing was was the trading name chosen by the Lo family, an upper-middle-class wealthy merchant family who were specialists in trading jade, who established a retail silversmith business in Canton soon after 1852. The business evolved to become the best known and most prolific maker of export silver during the late China Trade period. Towards the end of the 19th century Wang Hing exhibited silver at international exhibitions and opened a flagship store in Hong Kong in around 1920.


Height 60 mm / 2 "
Diameter 85 mm / 3 "
Weight 164 g (5.27 troy ozs)