23rd Apr, 2022 9:30 GMT/BST

Jewellery, Watches & Silver

  Lot 2182


A Four-Piece Chinese Export Silver Dressing-Table Service
With Chinese Character Artisan Mark for He Xing, Retailed by Hung Chong and Co., Shanghai, Late 19th/Early 20th Century

each piece stamped with bamboo and birds on a matted ground, comprising: a hand-mirror; a hair-brush; clothes-brush and a comb

the mirror 28.5cm long

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

Sold for £90
Estimated at £100 - £150


The brushes and mirror stamped 'Hungchong & Co' and with Chinese character mark. The comb marked with maker's mark HC and Chinese character mark. There is some overall surface scratching and wear, consistent with age and use. The wear is noticeable as a softening to the high points. The comb is rather warped and doesn't fit flush into the silver mount. The bristles on both brushes have wear and discolouration.


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Regarding Pictures, Prints and Works on Paper, works are not examined out of the frame, unless specifically stated. Tennants Auctioneers do not cover damage to gilded wood or plaster picture frames, or to picture frame glass whilst the item is in our possession.

We accept no liability for the opinions expressed in any Condition Report.

Auction: Jewellery, Watches & Silver, 23rd Apr, 2022

Tennants’ Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sales bring together a wide a range of affordable period and modern jewellery, vintage and collectable watches, and silver from the 18th to 21st century.



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