Vtg Hung Chong Hand Chased Sterling Silver Chinese Export Match Box Case Holder
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Vtg Hung Chong Hand Chased Sterling Silver Chinese Export Match Box Case Holder:
For your consideration, this Beautifully Crafted, Detailed, Antique Hung Chong Chinese Export Sterling Silver Match Box Case.
The piecemeasures just over approximately 2 and 3/8 inches high, by just over about 1 and 1/2 inches wide, and approximately 3/4 of an inch deep.(I have included a US Quarter in the photographs, for the measurement-challenged and ruler-averse.) Hallmarked on the top, including the Hung Chong signature, "H.C". Weight is approximately 34.3 grams.
This case is in good vintage condition, but has all of the expected scratches, dings, and patina from age and normal use. There is a a diagonal crease across the back, noted in the photos. No monogram. I have polished this, but it may need further attention if you wish to remove every trace of tarnish from the design, as it was completely black with tarnish, when I began. Please forgive the reflections of the camera in the photographs. An incredibly lovely and rare Chinese Export Sterling silver matchbox holder. Fantastic attention to detail, a standout collectible piece by Hung Chong of Canton-Shanghai 1860-1930.
This item will be shipped fully insured, with delivery confirmation, the cost of which is reflected in the shipping price shown.
The USPS has raised rates, yet again, so we've had to increase shipping prices to cover the higher cost. Sorry, but there's nothing we can I do my best to give honest and accurate descriptions of every item I sell, but I am no expert. So please, please, look at all of the photos and read descriptions closely before you offer. Please email me for any clarifications you need prior to sale's end. Please be aware that all weights and measurements are approximate! I am using an inexpensive scale and a ruler. We go to great lengths to provide copious measurements, a coin in the photos for scale, etc. It behooves the buyer to do us the courtesy of using these tools. Unless otherwise noted, everything we sell is vintage, antique, used, secondhand, and will have commensurate wear.
Shipping: We have decided to change our shipping policy, and no longer include insurance on the less expensive items. (Simply put, if the shipping cost listed is less than $4.30, no insurance is included.) says we have to include it, and we were following that mandate, but other sellers are not. Our buyers have been voting on the issue by leaving us low star ratings on shipping cost, which we simply cannot afford. So, now the shipping cost you see will include delivery confirmation only, no insurance. We just don't know what else to do. We encourage you to add insurance, but will make it optional. Let us know if you'd like to add insurance before you pay, so we may add the cost to your invoice. The USPS charges anywhere from $2.10 and up, depending on the amount insured. When offered, free shipping applies within the US only.
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Payment: Please commit to buy only if you intend to pay for your purchase. Please make your Payment within 4 calendar days of sale end. If you need more time, please contact us, so that an unpaid item report is not filed. Thank You!
Combined Shipping: We are happy to combine shipping whenever it saves you money. Please let us know if you plan to offer on multiple items, and we will calculate the combined shipping in one invoice for you.
Sales Tax: 6.75% Required for NC buyers only. (I know. I hate having to charge it, you hate having to pay it.)
International buyers: Please contact us before you offer, we sell Internationally on approval only, and do not ship to all countries. Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up – do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as gifts - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. *Any items which sell for over $20.00 will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail, as First Class International packages cannot be insured.
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