Antique 1913 Chinese Export Wang Hing Silver Box Cigar Engraved Military
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Antique 1913 Chinese Export Wang Hing Silver Box Cigar Engraved Military:
You are offerding on an exquisite Wang Hing Chinese Export Silver antique Cigar Box. This cigar case has special significance as it is engraved with Navy military personnel dating from 1913.
The weight of the Chinese Export Silver box is 24.3 oz (regular oz NOT troy). It measures 2 1/4" height, 8" length, 5 3/8" width.
It is marked with the makers mark for Wang Hing/90 and Chinese chop mark. This wonderful piece is from one of the most prominent Chinese Export manufacturers and was most likely engraved as a special gift for a fellow officer. This is probably a humidor/cigar box, but could be used for other purposes.
I have tried to be as clear as possible with pictures. It is not in mint condition. It shows signs of mild wear and scratching. There are also 2 dimples. 1 on the top which can be seen at an angle and one on the back left rear corner. It has a tight seal and would make astunning addition to someones collection of fine historical pieces.
The information I was able to find for the maker is as follows:Wang Hing was a retailer with known shops in Hong Kong & Canton. This retailer is one of the most well known of all Chinese Export Silver retailers due to the sheer number of pieces observed carrying its mark. The items observed by Wang Hing included everything from the single decanter label to elaborate trophies. Wang Hing was also a supplier to Tiffany & Co.
The engravings read as follows:VictoriaColony of Hong KongFebruary 4, 1913presented by
A.E. CarletonJ.B. SawerW.B. WalkerT.H.G. BrayfieldH.J. MorseP.D. SuterlandD.M. MickleLieut. R.E. Brumbaugh.U.S.M.C.Surgeon M. Donelson U.S.N.Ensign C.C.Clark., U.S.N.Ensign A.G. Kirk., U.S.N.Ensign J.C. Jennings, U.S.N.Ensign. H.T. Settle, U.S.N.H.P. ThomasE.H. RayDr. G.W. McKeanW.D. KraftF.E. McHugh
These names are engraved on the inside of the lid.
I will ship the same day funds arrive or the next if after postal hours.
Thank you for looking & offerding!