Our catalogue > Chinese Export Silver

Presented here are antique silver items produced in China for export. Large quantities of silver articles were made in southeastern China for export in the 19th and early 20th centuries but in curating this page, we have sought to present only the highest quality examples of Chinese Export Silver.

All items are sourced from within the UK, often from old, colonial-era & other private collections.

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6417

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    Unusual Enamelled, Pierced, Chinese Export Silver Bowl by Wang Hing, with Original Glass Liner

    Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
    circa 1880

    diameter: 12.5cm, height: 5.5cm, weight (without glass): 128g, weight (with glass): 366g

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    UK art market

    6236

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      Chinese Export Silver Taza by Wang Hing

      Maker: Wang Hing, China
      circa 1875

      height: 15.6cm, diameter: 13.4cm, weight: 271g

      Provenance

      private collection, UK

      6243

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        Rare & Large Pair of Chinese Export Silver Bowls by Wang Hing

        Maker: Wang Hing, Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
        circa 1890

        heights: 11cm, diameters: 24.5cm, weights: 1,083g & 1,087g

        Provenance

        from an important private collection, UK.

        6239

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          Chinese Export Silver Pierced Centrepiece with Original Hardwood Stand

          China
          late 19th century

          height (with stand): 44.5cm, height (without stand): 38.3cm, circumference of middle dish: 32.5cm, silver weight: 1,124g

          Provenance

          private collection, UK

          6231

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            Chinese Export Silver Bowl by Yok Sang

            Maker: Yok Sang, China
            circa 1895

            diameter: 22cm, height: 11cm, weight: 828g

            Provenance

            private collection, UK

            6230

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              Chinese Export Silver Centre Piece by Tuck Chang with original Carved Blackwood Stand

              Maker: Tuck Chang, Shanghai, China
              circa 1900

              height (with stand): 40cm, without stand: 32cm, diameter: 27cm, weight (without wooden stand): 1,428g

              Provenance

              private collection, UK

              6242

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                Japanese-style Chinese Export Silver Bowl by Wang Hing

                Maker: Wang Hing, Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
                1890s

                diameter: 19.5cm, height: 13cm, weight: 730g

                Provenance

                private collection, UK

                6238

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                  Chinese Export Silver Bowl by Luen Wo

                  Maker: Luen Wo, Shanghai, China
                  late 19th century

                  diameter: 26cm, height: 15cm, weight: 1.437kg

                  Provenance

                  private collection, UK

                  4054

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                    Silver-Gilt Tibetan-Style Ritual Wine Ewer Cups & Tray

                    China or Overseas Chinese Communities
                    late 19th century

                    height of ewer: 24cm, width of ewer: 15cm, length of tray: 30.2cm, width of tray: 21.5cm, height of cups, 4cm, diameter of cups: 3.7cm, weight: 1,027g

                    Provenance

                    UK art market.

                    6235

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                      Unusual & Fine Chinese Export Silver Bowl by Sunshing

                      Maker: Sunshing, Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
                      second half of the 19th century

                      height: 12cm, diameter: 18.5cm, weight: 516g

                      Provenance

                      private collection, UK

                      6234

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                        Chinese Export Silver Cigar Lighter by Wang Hing

                        Maker: Wang Hing, Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
                        late 19th century

                        height: 12cm, width: 8cm, weight: 204g

                        Provenance

                        private collection, UK

                        5655

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                          Rare, Early Chinese Images of Jesus & Mary on Silver, after Pierre Goret

                          China or Chinese artisans in the Philippines
                          circa 1700

                          heights: 20.8cm, widths: 16.3cm, combined weight: 371g

                          Provenance

                          art market, London.

                          3628

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                            Chased Export Silver Rosewater Sprinkler for the Indian Market

                            China
                            circa 1900

                            height: 29cm, weight: 245g

                            Provenance

                            UK art market

                            5288

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                              Chinese Export Silver Calling Card Case by Wang Hing

                              Guangdong (Canton), or Hong Kong, China
                              late 19th-early 20th centuries

                              length: 9.7cm, width: 6.6cm, weight: 92g

                              Provenance

                              from the estate of Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

                              3245

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                                Fine Chinese Export Silver Filigree Visiting Card Case & Box by Khechoungming

                                Canton (Guangdong), China
                                circa 1870

                                height: 10.2cm, width: 7.2cm, thickness: 1.1cm, weight: 53g

                                Provenance

                                UK antique market

                                3013

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                                  Chinese Export Silver Cotton Reel Holder

                                  Southern China
                                  18th-19th century

                                  length: 6cm, weight: 38g

                                  Provenance

                                  UK art market

                                  4667

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                                    Model of a Peacock, Gilded, Enamelled & set with Turquoise & Pearls

                                    China
                                    circa 1920

                                    height: 45cm, total weight: 863g

                                    Provenance

                                    UK art market