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Silver box by Wang Hing?

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:42 pm
by sue221
Hello, I am new to this forum having recently inherited some silverware from my late uncle. Much of this I have identified as silverplate, but I believe the following item to be Chinese Export Silver. I have done some research on the hall marks at the bottom of the box myself, and believe it may be a piece by Wang Hing - but I do not have much knowledge as regards these things. I am interested in knowing if the box is indeed silver, and if anyone else would agree that it looks like a Wang Hing piecei. I have no idea what the chinese symbols next to WH 90 could represent.
Thank you in advance for any help given. If anyone can offer any help, much appreciated.

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Re: Silver box by Wang Hing?

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:01 pm
by 2209patrick

Re: Silver box by Wang Hing?

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:20 am
by dognose

Re: Silver box by Wang Hing?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:02 am
by rauls
Yes, it was the mark of Wang Hing ("宏興") in Hong Kong, a very large commercial company and export different kind of goods (mainly to U.S.)

The other mark "廷記" should the the firm name of a Guangdong silversmith.