Meta-Museum – HOW THE CHINESE MADE THEIR MARK!

  THE “PSEUDO-HALLMARK” PHENOMENON   By the late 18th/early 19th centuries, the phenomenon we now know as Chinese Export Silver was well-entrenched. It happened simply because silver, as a material, was more plentiful in China than anywhere else and the art of silversmithing had been perfected to such a high level. It was also relatively […]

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Meta-Museum – HUNGER FOR SILVER CREATES GLOBAL MELTDOWN!!! CHINESE EXPORT SILVER SURVIVES THE FURNACES

      HUNGER FOR SILVER CREATES GLOBAL MELTDOWN!!! CHINESE EXPORT SILVER IS VIRTUALLY THE ONLY IMMUNE ANTIQUE SILVER CATEGORY     Once upon a time, the Chinese government forbade ownership of all precious metals. Now, the ban has been lifted – in fact, China recently introduced silver bullion bars for investment which is backed […]

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Meta-Museum – TROPHY SILVER: Chinese Export Silver Wins Hands Down!!!

TROPHY SILVER: CHINESE EXPORT SILVER WINS HANDS DOWN!!!!!! The word trophy, coined in English in 1550, is derived from the Latin word trophaeum – monument to victory. The word is used more liberally today but if there was ever an “age of the trophy”, 19th century silversmiths probably produced the most prolific and astounding array – […]

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