Chinese Silver

The Chinese silver that can be found on this website ranges in date from around 1800 to 1920. Although silver has been made in China for the past few thousand years, we offer Chinese silver that was specifically made for the merchants and travellers who began to arrive in China in large numbers from 1790.

Some items were made for those Westerners living in China, whilst others were produced to be shipped back as part of the China trade for use or sale in the West.

We usually use the term Chinese Export Silver to describe pieces made during this period, but the terms China Trade Silver and Chinese Silver are also used.