This is my first post so apologies if I have not got it quite right.
I am confident that I have identified the marks as that of the Wang Hing & Co using the resources on this site - many thanks. Although the example given for Wang Hing & Co shows maker, designer and what appears to be a stylised 09, my example has been stamped 09, WH then I assume the designer. Again assumption is made that these marks are applied individually and applied in no particular order.
It is a small dish or saucer, approximately 78mm across. It is very shallow so unsure what it would be used for. I am curious as to why a silver coin was used for this dish, although expect it is something to do with luck.
I am interested in researching the following:
1. Who the designer may be - although appreciate this may not be possible
2. What type of coin was used and why
3. What this piece would have been used for.
I would appreciate any scholastic advice to move me on my journey.