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Chinese Export Silver Tablefork - Wongshing, Excellent Pseudo Hallmarks
Reference: S11295
Period: William IV
Year: 1830-1855
Silversmith: Wongshing
Place: Canton, China
Price: $ 340.00
Weight: 69 grams
Dimensions: 20.5 cm
Condition: Good, tines have some wear and scratches to the back of the tines from use.

Description: A Chinese export silver tablefork in the Fiddle pattern, made by one of the most prolific Chinese Export silversmiths, Wongshing. The fork has engraved initials CE in Old English font (this is well done) on the back of the fork, so dating back to a period when forks were placed tines down on a table. The fork has very clear and detailed pseudo hallmarks, clearly struck by punches without wear, so this fork was probably made early in Wongshing's career. The marks include pseudo Georgian duty mark (note collar and long flowing hair), pseudo crowned leopards head townmark (nose and eyes visible, crown detail too), makers mark W and pseudo lion passant (round eyes and nose, fat rump). The punch outlines are clear as well, 2 are cambered (domed top), one loboid, and one rectangular (Poole, Identifying Antique British Silver, page 14). These are amongst the clearest Chinese Export silver hallmarks we have seen, and deserve further study. Wongshing is known as one of the most prolific Chines Export silversmiths, making both flatware and holloware, 31 examples are described and depicted in the book "Chinese Export Silver" by Crosby Forbes (pages 144-150). None of the hallmarks photographed for the book as as clear as these particular examples.
Chinese Export Silver Tablefork - Wongshing, Excellent Pseudo Hallmarks
Chinese Export pseudo hallmarks silver fork - Wongshing

Chinese Export Silver Tablefork - Wongshing, Excellent Pseudo Hallmarks
Wongshing - Chinese export silver tablefork

Chinese Export Silver Tablefork - Wongshing, Excellent Pseudo Hallmarks
Chinese export silver fork

Chinese Export Silver Tablefork - Wongshing, Excellent Pseudo Hallmarks
Chinese export silver fork, scale

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