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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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CHINA JEWELLERY Co.

4, Broadway, Shanghai


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Source: The Shanghai Directory - 1930


The mark of the China Jewellery Co.:

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CJCo

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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SUNDERSINGH RAMCHAND BHAVNANI

Japan


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Mr. Sundersingh Ramchand Bhavnani was born on 6th August 1916 at Hyderabad. He comes from a famous Hyderabadi Amil family, being the nephew of Dewan Dialmal Doulatram, M.L.A. and grandson of late Dewan Dayaram Gidornal. He received early education in Jammu State, Karachi and Debra Dun. He had his share of Military training too. Mr. Bhavnani from his early days had a passion for a world tour. It was in 1936 when he was not even 20 years old that he left his home to realise the dream of his youth for travel to foreign countries. Ceylon, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, China, French Indo China, Shanghai and Japan he visited. It was Japan which fascinated this Sindhi youth, who has brains for business. He started his business in 1936 in Japan and had severe reverses. In 1938 he married a Japanese Lady hailing from a most respected and talented family. Through his Japanese friends he was introduced to the most influential and important firm of Japan and he took their Agencies. His heavy Machine Oil Agency was the turning point in his luck. He started his Pearl, Jewellery and Industrial Diamond business which paid him well. No Indian had such an access to famous and influential Japanese firm's as Mr. Bhavnani had. He is one of the very few Indians who can read and write Japanese Language. Before the outbreak of War with Japan, Mr. Bhavnani returned to India. He: started the must novel and up-to-date Night Club in Karachi, "La Casa Manana".

Unfortunately Mr. Bhavnani is compelled to lead a quiet life because of War. But his hidden powers one day are bound to play an important part.


Source: The Colourful Personalities of Sind and the Sind Yearbook - M.U. Abbassi - 1944

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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THAI SILVER MARK

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Member 'oel' wrote:

If I am not mistaken; Thailand Thai Pagoda
Top right in Thai : เงิน meaning silver.


Source; World Hallmarks Volume II Asia, Middle East, Africa Hallmark Research Institute

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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LAIN CHANG & Co.

7, Honan Road, Shanghai


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Lain Chang & Co. - Shanghai - 1930

Lain Chang & Co.'s working period is thought to be c.1890 to c.1940.

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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ASAHI SHOTEN Co. Ltd.

Imperial Hotel Arcade, 1-1, Uchisaiwai-cho 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


Another example of the work and mark of Asahi Shoten:

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'Rising Sun' - 'Sterling' - '900'

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=24259&p=79971#p79971

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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TOKURIKI HONTEN

2-9-12, Kaji-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


An example of the work and mark of Tokuriki Honten:

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Established in 1727 by Toshichi Tokuriki-ya.

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See: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=57694&p=189572

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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YATSHING - YAT SHING

Old China Street, Canton


An example of the work and mark of Yatshing:

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YS

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=24259&p=63674#p63674

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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KWAN WO (KUN HE)

Canton and Hong Kong


Examples of the work and mark of Kwan Wo:

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The above artisan mark reads YI SHI 宜豖, a Shanghai workshop making quality small goods for Kwan Wo, Guang Li, Wing Nam etc”

Kwan Wo is thought to have been working during the period 1875-1940.

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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ZEE WO & Co.

121, later, 335, Honan Road, Shanghai


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Zee Wo & Co. - Shanghai - 1930


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Zee Wo & Co. - Shanghai - 1930

Source: The Shanghai Directory - 1930

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Zee Wo & Co. - Shanghai - 1939

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=24259&p=63861&hilit=wo#p63861

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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K.J. WILLIAMS

99 & 100, Range road, Shanghai


K.J. Williams was recorded as a Jeweller and Dealer in Precious Stones, located at 99 and 100, Range road, Shanghai, in the 'The Desk Hong List; A General and Business Directory for Shanghai and the Northern and River Ports' - 1904

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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HUNG CHONG and Co.

132, Nanking Road, Shanghai


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Hung Chong & Co. - Shanghai - 1930

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=24259&p=58424&hilit=chong#p58424

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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LAVERS & CLARK - 太平洋行

Shanghai


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The Alexander Clark Manufacturing Company - London - 1911

Sole agents in China for The Alexander Clark Manufacturing Company.

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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CHINESE IMPERIAL MINT, TIENTSIN, NORTH CHINA

The new mint of the Imperial Board of Revenue (Hu Poo), at Tientsin, North China, was only recently completed and formally turned over to the Chinese authorities. For its size it is said to be the fastest mint in the world. The machinery is all of the latest type, and has been installed under the expert supervision of Mr. Lyle G. Emery, M. E., who was sent to China by the Treasury Department at Washington, D. C., to plan and construct the mint, at the special request of Viceroy Yuan. Mr. Emery had been superintendent of machinery at the United States mint, New Orleans, La., 6 yrs. prior to his transfer to China 3 years ago.

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CHINESE IMPERIAL MINT AT TIENTSIN

MACHINERY EQUIPMENT.—The Tientsin mint is equipped with 13 pairs of rolling mills. Seven of these have each a speed of 75 r. p. m., and 6 pairs attain each a speed of 85 r. p. m. The rolls are different in arrangement from those of any other mint in China in that they are all operated independent of each other. They are all belted and run from the crank-shaft of the engine, and any one of them can be thrown out of commission when necessary, thus avoiding a shut-down if any of them get out of order.

There are 3 punches each with a speed of 160 r. p. m., and as they punch 2 or 3 coins at each revolution they are good for from 320 to 480 coins per minute.

Five milling or upsetting machines are also installed, each supplied with 3 tubes for feeding coins. Each tube has a capacity of from 200 to 400 pieces of money per minute according to the size of the coins.

There are 11 presses in the installation, 7 of which stamp out 100 coins each per minute and 4 of which turn out each 125 coins per minute, or a total of over 650,000 coins per day of 10 hrs.

In addition the mint is supplied with all the latest improved facilities for melting the copper, cleaning the coins and coping with all the other little technicalities which arise in the process of minting money. The melting department is also something entirely new in China, and is a great improvement over the old methods in use in China in the past and at the present time. The crucibles of the Tientsin mint are twice the size of those in other Chinese mints. They are never taken from the fire until worn out. The metal is dipped from the furnace and poured into the moulds thus saving not only time but over 50 per cent of coke fuel.

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ANOTHER VIEW OF THE CHINESE IMPERIAL MINT AT TIENTSIN, SHOWING STACK AND POWER HOUSE

STRICTLY AN AMERICAN MINT.—The Tientsin mint is strictly American in all its details. The mint machinery, consisting of rolls, punches, presses, milling machinery, shears and melting apparatus, were furnished by the Johnson Iron Works of New Orleans, La.; the engines, boilers, and transmitting machinery by the Vilter Manufacturing Company of Milwaukee, Wis. The engine is of the Corliss type of the latest design, and has a capacity of 250 h. p. under 80 Ibs. pressure of steam, and of 390 h. p. under 100 lbs. pressure of steam. The boilers are the latest American return tubular, and are rated at 150 h. p. each. Three of these constitute the mint’s boiler battery, and they can be used singly or collectively as necessity demands. The contractors of this plant are the well-known firm of Messrs. Arnhold, Karberg & Co., with Mr. William Pape, manager of the Tientsin branch, in charge, and like all the big contracts this firm has undertaken with the Chinese Government, it has carried out the erection of the Tientsin mint with great success.


Source: The Far Eastern Review - November 1905

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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WONG SHING (WONG HSING)

15, Old China Street, Canton


Examples of the work and mark of Wong Shing:

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Wong Shing is thought to have been working during the period 1820-1860.

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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HOACHING (aka WO HING - HI XING)

Sai Hing Hai Street, Canton; Old China Street, Canton; Club Street, Honam Island, Canton


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Hoaching is thought to have been working during the period 1825-1880.

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EDWARD EVANS & SONS, Ltd.

30, North Szechuen Road, Shanghai


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Edward Evans & Sons, Limited - Shanghai - 1923

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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CUM WO

Queen's Road, Hong Kong


Another example of the work and mark of Cum Wo:

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See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=24259&p=123734&hilit=cum+wo#p123734

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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Goldsmiths in China. — In China, jewelers and gold workers are permitted to keep only one journeyman. Some time ago, Emperor Kwang-Su ordered a jeweler of Su-Tzen, which city is celebrated for for its artistic jewelers, to make a gold crown for him, and in order to expedite the work, permitted him to engage several journeymen. This permission excited the envy of the other 123 jewelers of the place, and they therefore precipitated themselves upon him and killed him by biting. The murderers were tried, and the one who indicted the first bite was condemned to death while the others were severely punished.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - December 1887

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THE URAL JEWELLERY STORE

807, Avenue Joffre, Shanghai


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The Ural Jewellery Store - Shanghai - 1933

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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TUCK CHONG and Co. (Not to be confused with Tuck Chang & Co.)

155, Broadway, later, Nanking Store, 444, Szechuen Road, later, 180, Nanking Road, Shanghai


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Tuck Chong & Co. Ld.- Shanghai - 1939

S.N. Woo - Manager

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Tuck Chong & Co. - Shanghai - 1941

Bailey Wu - Manager


An example of the work and mark of Tuck Chong & Co.:

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"Bomber" Arrested In Nanking Road

Shanghai, Mar. 22.

Nesting innocently among oranges, a Mills-type hand-grenade caused panic yesterday afternoon at the Jewellery shop of Messrs, Tuck Chong & Co, 180 Nanking Road, where it had been carried by an alleged member of an extortion gang.

The bomb did not explode, and the young, roughly-dressed Chinese who Introduced it into the shop in a fruit basket was arrested through the timely arrival of the police. Nevertheless, a temporary scare was created at the well known jeweller's and in the immediate vicinity.

A demand for $10,000 under penalty of harm to the establishment had been made some days ago in an anonymous letter sent to the shop, and on March 20 this demand was repeated by a mysterious Chinese in a telephone message. The money was not promised or paid. So that when, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, a Chinese walked into the store and put a small basket of oranges topped with a hand-grenade on the counter, the manager suspected a connection with the previous threats.

Instead of setting off the robbery alarm system connecting with Central Police Station, and thus possibly causing the dangerous intruder to attempt throwing the bomb, the staff managed to communicate with the Police in another way. A man succeeded in slipping outside and he telephoned Central Station from a neighbouring shop.

Led by Chief Insp. F. West and Detective Insp. W. Duncan, uniformed and plain clothes’ members of the Station personnel raced to Nanking Road in police cars. They were in time to arrest the “bomber” who was trapped in the shop. The man and the small basket of oranges with the lethal centre were taken to the Station.

A large crowd collected in Nanking Road, near Kiangse Road, to watch the police operations. No shots were fired.


More Arrests

Mar, 23.

Four more suspected members of the gang responsible for an attempt to extort $10,000 from Messrs, Tuck Chong & Co., Nanking Road jewellers and silversmiths, have been arrested by the Settlement Police.

The Mills bomb was brought to Messrs, Tuck Chong & Co, alter threats had been received by the shop saying that harm would be wrought unless $10,000 were paid.

The man who introduced the grenade was arrested following an alarm being made and the Police arriving on the scene from Central Station.

Suspects Seized with Pistol

Three Chinese suspected of having participated in a number of recent armed crimes in the turbulent western district were arrested on March 22 near the Jessfield Camp of the British military. They were challenged and seized by two Chinese constables of the Shanghai Municipal Police, on patrol from the Bubbling Well Station. The constables thought they were acting in a furtive manner and told them to stop. A subsequent search produced a .32-calibre automatic pistol, which one of the men was carrying concealed. No shots were fired on either side.


Source: The North-China Herald - 27th March 1940

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