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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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.

    6734

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      Dutch Colonial Tortoiseshell Snuff Box with Silver Filigree & Enamel

      Dutch Colonial - Batavia, Dutch East Indies, or China
      18th century

      width: 7.4cm, depth: 5cm, height: 3.1cm, weight: 56g

      Provenance

      UK art market

      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

          7108

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            Chinese Export Silver Book-Shaped Snuff Box by Yao Jie

            China
            19th century

            length: 4.1cm, width: 2.7cm, depth: 1.3cm, weight: 27g

            Provenance

            UK art market

            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

                          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.

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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

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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