Does any one know this Chinese Chopmark/hallmark?

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Does any one know this Chinese Chopmark/hallmark?

Postby kiwichef » Sun May 17, 2015 9:58 pm

I was wondering if anyone can help me with the following Chinese chop mark or Hallmark.
Its from a small silver purse that I was told dated between 1890 -1930 and was most probably made in Hong Kong.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Does any one know this Chinese Chopmark/hallmark?

Postby davidross » Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:18 am

The two characters appear to be embossed, not punched. That they are surrounded by a frame and well-centered in the medallion suggests to me that they are not a retailer's mark or a maker's mark (or chop mark) but rather a part of the design. A quick perusal of the identified marks already posted in this section should illustrate this point.

That said, while the photos are quite clear, the two characters are not sharp enough for me to make out. If indeed they are a part of the design, they probably carry some felicitous meaning.

Sorry that I cannot be of more help than this. Someone who has seen the mark before, or who could examine it in person, might be able to give a more definite identification.


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