Early 20th-century (c.1910) rare Chinese Export silver dinner or fish servers cutlery set.
Comprises 6 pairs - 12 pieces of solid silver matched knives and forks.
They are all fully hallmarked, bearing the Chinese export - Sincere & Co. 'S' marks, plus the signed Chinese chopmark (先施/Sincere)
Stamped 85. The handles, blades and tines are all solid silver 85% silver fineness. (Tested)
Heavy gauge set, each piece sturdy and solid. The handles are not weighted.
Free from monograms and inscriptions.
A set of quality genuine Chinese antique circa 100 year old silver cutlery.
The Sincere Company's history is an amazing duplicate of that of the Wing On Company. Founded in 1900 by Ma Ying Pew (1860-1944), the Ma family were Australian Chinese who formed their store business from the profits of their Sydney fruit company. Following the success of their first store in Hong Kong, they opened their department store in Shanghai. Like Wing On, they are still in business today, but no longer involved in the silver trade. (Ref: www.925-1000.com)
DATE: circa 1910
DIMENSION: Length: Knives: 19cm. Forks: 17cm
SILVER WEIGHT: 493g combined
CONDITION: They are all in excellent condition without damage. No dents, no splits and no repairs.
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