A very good Chinese Export silver circular box with fine quality chased decoration of song birds amongst cherry blossom. The pull of cover with a circular un-engraved cartouche. Struck to base with the makers mark and a Chinese character mark. HUNG CHONG Shanghai & Canton c1890. In lovely antique condition with no damage or repair and minimal wear. Height: 55mm Diameter: 75mm. From: Twentieth Century Impressions of Hongkong, Shanghai, and Other Treaty Ports of China: Their History, People, Commerce, Industries, and Resources. Volume 1 – Arnold Wright – 1908. HUNG CHONG and Co. Jewellers, Gold and Silversmiths, etc. 11B, Nanking Road, Shanghai. The wonderful proficiency of the Chinese in the manufacture of gold and silver work, jewellery, ivory carvings, black wood and inlaid furniture, silk, embroidery, etc. Finds, an excellent demonstration in the large stock in the premises of Messrs. Hung Chong and Co. The range of beautiful articles exhibited here is an epitome of the highest achievements of Chinese skill and art, and affords a splendid selection to those on the outlook for choice specimens of the most superior goods associated with the race. The stock is submitted to inspection in a system of orderliness that cannot fail to be admired, and the handsome showcases and other equipment impart to the establishment an elegance thoroughly in keeping with its rich and lovely contents. The Chinese are clever craftsmen, and the silver-ware which they manufacture is very popular with collectors of Eastern curios and souvenirs, by reason of its quaint beauty. Among the leading gold and silver smiths in Shanghai are Messrs. Hung Chong & Co. Who deal largely, also, in blackwood furniture, embroideries, silk piece goods, &c. Their premises at No. 11B, Nanking Road, always present a very attractive appearance. The business was established in 1892 by Mr. The large trade now carried on necessitates the employment of fourteen assistants and forty workmen. Sum Luen-sing is the son of Mr. Sum Cheuk Sing, and was born in Macao in 1871. He studied English in Shanghai, and at the age of sixteen joined the ” Limpu” line of steamers. Alter remaining in this employment for three years, he obtained a post with the “Kangyue” line. He joined Hung Chong & Co. As an assistant, in 1892. He is married, and has one son and daughter. I have many stunning pieces of collector’s silver in my shop, please look at my other items. I aim only to list antique silver items that are without damage, repair, alteration or undue wear. My silver pieces are ideal as special gifts, for collectors, for investors, or for resale by dealers. I provide clear descriptions and photos. The silver is photographed in flat natural light, but silver is so reflective that black spots from the camera and other reflections are sometimes unavoidable. Please check the dimensions of the object carefully as apparent size can be deceptive. Bank details provided on request. Sizes, weights etc are all approximate. The item “Fabulous Chinese Export silver box Hung Chong c 1890″ is in sale since Friday, May 8, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes”. The seller is “13highstreet” and is located in Stroud. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Solid Silver
- Product: Chinese Export antique silver box
- Age: 1850-1899
- Brand: Chinese Export