Chinese Export-ware Silver Matches Box Cover.
Etched image of a dragon to one side. Hallmarked WING ON CO, SHANGHAI. Slightly bent out of shape
Size 6cm x 4cm x 2cm
Chinese export silver was produced in China from the mid-18th to mid-20th century for a largely Western audience. It was made in the European style from melted Spanish silver (historically, the only currency Chinese merchants would accept for the trading of goods, such as tea, silks and spices, out of China)