Wang Hing Chinese Export Silver Picture Frame

  • This elegant silver Chinese export silver frame was crafted by Wang Hing of Hong Kong
  • An exquisite chrysanthemum and orchid motif adorns the frame's fine matted ground
  • Wang Hing was renowned for his elegant combinations of eastern and western styles
  • Exceptionally crafted, this frame is a magnificent example of 19th-century Chinese export silver
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This elegant and unique Chinese export silver frame boasts a charming motif and exceptional craftsmanship, qualities for which Chinese export silver is renowned. The enchanting piece is beautifully handcrafted in an exquisite chrysanthemum and orchid pattern over the fine matted ground. The stunning form is distinguished by its delicately curved corners, which lend the frame a sophisticated elegance that would enhance any mantle.

This charming piece bears the mark of Wang Hing & Co., a firm that operating in Hong Kong, Canton and Shanghai between 1854 and 1930. While the crafting of silver products such as this one for Western tourists was a popular trade during this period, Wang Hing is among the most prolific of all Chinese export silversmiths. The firm also worked extensively with Tiffany & Co. after the New York firm discovered their impressive silver pieces in China, a relationship that lasted for over 20 years.

Marked on reverse, Wang Hing & Co, Hong Kong, Canton and Shanghai

Circa 1890

8 1/8" high x 8 1/8" wide
Wang Hing Chinese Export Silver Picture Frame
Maker: Wang Hing & Company
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Asia
Type: Others
Depth: 1.0 Inches
Width: 8.13 Inches
Height: 8.13 Inches
Style: Art Nouveau

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