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Re: Chinese Export Silver & Far East Trade Information

Postby dognose » Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:59 am

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

Postby dognose » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:09 am

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

Postby dognose » Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:14 am

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

Postby dognose » Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:36 am

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

Postby dognose » Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:02 pm

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

Postby dognose » Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:16 am

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

Postby dognose » Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:47 pm

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

Postby dognose » Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:22 pm

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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