Lot 1


A Chinese Export Silver Chopstick-Rest, Retailed by Ye Chang, Tianjin, Early 20th Century, circular and with plain rim, engraved with the badge of the Lancashire Fusiliers, the centre set with a sycee or yuanbao ingot, 15cm diameter, 3oz 16dwt, 118gr

Presumably acquired by the 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers while posted to China in the 1930s.

Sold by Order of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers to Benefit the Fusiliers Aid Society (13 January Jewellery, Watches and Silver sale, lots 2273-2307 and Antiques and Interiors sale, 5 January 2024 lots 1-16).

Tennants are grateful to Adrien von Ferscht for his assistance in identifying the marks.

Sold for £220
Estimated at £70 - £100


Dear Mrs He, 

I am sorry that I am not able to get images of this lot for you so close to the start of the sale. However there are other examples from the same set being offered for sale in our 13 January Jewellery, Watches and Silver sale. You can find further images of those examples on our website (https://auctions.tennants.co.uk/auction/lot/lot-2273---a-set-of-six-chinese-export-silver-chopstick-rests/?lot=2453477&so=0&st=chinese&sto=0&au=14098&ef=&et=&ic=False&sd=0&pp=96&pn=1&g=1). This may give you so idea. 

This example with some overall surface scratching and wear. 




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Auction: Antiques & Interiors, to include Affordable Modern & Contemporary Art, 5th Jan, 2024

The first Antiques & Interiors sale of 2024 comprises over 900 lots and includes a specialist section of Affordable Modern & Contemporary Art, and over 170 lots of Silver, including part of a collection of Regimental Silver, sold by order of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers to benefit the Fusiliers’ Aid Society. The second part of the Regimental Silver Collection will be included in the Jewellery, Watches and Silver Sale on 13th January. 


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