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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

Postby dognose » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:56 am

DA FU

Vietnam


An example of the mark of Da Fu, a Chinese silversmith working in Vietnam in the late 19th/20th century:

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See: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=52160

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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TAKEDA BROS. & Co.

5, K.M.A. Building, Victoria Road, Tientsin


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Takeda Bros. & Co. - Tientsin - c.1925

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

Postby dognose » Sat May 18, 2019 8:56 am

SAMMY

Union House, Hong Kong


Example of the work and marks of Sammy:

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See: http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic ... mmy#p81269

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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SAMMY

Union House, Hong Kong


Further examples of the work and marks of Sammy:

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See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=24259&p=81269&hilit=sammy#p81269

and: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=24259&p=169388&hilit=sammy#p169388

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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MAIVAN

Vietnam


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VIETNAM - MAIVAN

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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MTX TINH HOA SX - MY NGHE V.N

Hanoi, Vietnam


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0.900/MTX TINH HOA S.X/MY NGHE V.N/HANOI

Another example of the mark:

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See: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=54250

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

Postby dognose » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:49 am

TAN AY

339, Ylang-Ylang, Manila


Tan Ay, a silversmith, residing at 339 Ylang-Ylang reported to the police that he was robbed yesterday morning of P600 worth of jewelry. He said that he left the jewels in a drawer in his shop.

Source: The Tribune - 11th August 1937

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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MRS. TER HORST

Toegoe, Djokjakarta, Java


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Mrs. ter Horst - Djokjakarta - 1912

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

Postby dognose » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:51 pm

YANG QING HE

Shanghai


An example of the work and mark of Yang Qing He:

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Yang Qing He one of the 'Nine Factories' of Shanghai.


The below report probably refers:

Modern Hair Styles Ruin Silver Shop

The westernisation of Chinese woman was blamed as the chief factor in the depression that caused the closure recently of the Yang Ching Ho Silversmith Shop, in one of the biggest silversmiths' shops in Shanghai.

Silver ornaments, it was pointed out, are no longer wanted as Chinese women of today have no love for the beauty of their hair from the conservative Chinese point of view. Instead of the time-honoured fashion of a knot, Chinese women now have bobbed hair, many with permanent waves through artificial methods.

Thus all the ornaments made of silver that used to decorate the knot have been shelved, and business of local silversmith shops becomes exceedingly dull.

In view of these circumstances, the Yang Ching Ho Silversmith Shop, at a recent shareholders' meeting, decided to suspend business. In a notice put up at the door, it is announced that all those who have placed orders with the shop should call at the shop within ten days for their goods.


Source: The Straits Times - 4th July 1937

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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J.M. FISHER COMPANY

Attleboro, Massachusetts


Details of one of the marks used by the J.M. Fisher Company are included here so they are not confused with actual Chinese marks:

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J.M. Fisher Co. - Attleboro, Mass. - 1924

The mark was in use from 1922 onwards.

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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KYOTO MFG. & TRADING Co.

Ebiye, Osaka, Japan


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Kyoto Mfg. & Trading Co. - Kyoto - 1916

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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BAO CHENG

Tientsin


An example of the work and mark of Bao Cheng of Tientsin:

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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YAMAZAKI METAL INDUSTRY Co. Ltd.

2570 Omagari, Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture



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Yamazaki - Tsubame City - 1985

'ADENA'

Established in 1918 by Yamabumi Bungon.

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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THE CHINA CHALLENGE CUP

It will be remembered that the selection of a design for this 500 guinea cup was deferred until the arrival of some drawings sent for by Major Brine, from Hongkong, as it was thought desirable to give the preference to a purely Chinese design should one be found worthy of adoption. Four drawings have lately been received, prepared by various Chinese silversmiths of Hongkong, all of them highly characteristic in treatment, and one of these has been finally selected by the committee. The vase is cup-shaped, supported by three dragons intertwined, on a pedestal of suitable form. Two dragons form the handles, and another, couchant, surmounts the cover. The body of the cup is divided into panels, each filled with scenes of Chinese life, and the general effect is bold and striking. This design, we believe, was originally intended to be used for the cup which is to be presented by the Hongkong Volunteers to Major Brine as a testimonial, in recognition, of his valuable services in organising and commanding that corps. The Hongkong community is , however, not the only one so indebted to Major Brine, as he also organised the Volunteer corps at Hankow, Canton, and Yokohama.


Source: The London and China Telegraph - January 1866

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:28 pm

LA ESMERALDA

Escolta 1, later, 9-11, Manila


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La Esmeralda - Manila - 1901

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La Esmeralda - Manila - 1908

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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GREILSAMMER BROTHERS

34-36, Escolta, Manila


Exterior and interior images of Greilsammer Bros.in 1902:

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Greilsammer Bros. - Manila - 1902


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Greilsammer Bros. - Manila - 1908

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Greilsammer Bros. - Manila - 1909

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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EL ZENITH

Escolta 37, Manila


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El Zenith - Manila - 1908

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

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YAMAZAKI METAL INDUSTRY Co. Ltd.

2570 Omagari, Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture



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Yamazaki - Tsubame City - 1985

'ADENA'


Yamazaki patterns from 1986:

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Yamazaki - 1986

'COVE' - 'CELINE' - 'FLORIAN' - 'NICOLE'

Established in 1918 by Yamabumi Bungon.

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

Postby dognose » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:54 am

P. MOHIDEEN & Co.

26, Chekiang Road, Shanghai


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Source: The Shanghai Directory - 1930

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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

Postby dognose » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:25 pm

PAO CHONG & Co.

Sassoon Arcade, Nanking Road, Shanghai


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Source: The Shanghai Directory - 1930

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