Chinese silver frame and dish

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EmmaW
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Chinese silver frame and dish

Postby EmmaW » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:23 am

Please help! I've looked through the Chinese marks you have on the site and can't find anything to match what I have. I'm regretting taking French at school instead of Mandarin...

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davidross
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Re: Chinese silver frame and dish

Postby davidross » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:38 pm

It looks like a poorly struck or possibly damaged mark of YC. As far as I know this retailer has yet to be identified.

The Chinese character is the master's mark, which has appeared on an item made for the late 19th century Hong Kong retailer Kwong Man Shing.

See viewtopic.php?f=38&t=24259

I am unsure what, if anything, can be extrapolated from identifying the maker's mark.

Hopefully someone else will be able to provide a more complete answer.

Regards
DR

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Re: Chinese silver frame and dish

Postby EmmaW » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:55 am

Thanks so much David. I really appreciate your help.

Emma

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Re: Chinese silver frame and dish

Postby Adrien von Ferscht » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:55 am

The "chopmark" says Shang which is a common name.
There was a YC Co working in Tianjin [Tientsin] from 1890-1940.
Although their mark usually did say YC Co, I'd still say this is probably the same maker
It's a nice frame by the way and the style falls in with the period YC Co was working - I'd put this piece about 1895-1900


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