Important Silversmiths – Tuck Chang
Active in the late 19th Century, Tuck Chang is undoubtedly the most popular retail silversmith of Shanghai, thus often referred to as the ‘Wang Hing of Shanghai’.
Like Wang Hing, the firm also traded in jade, ivory and jewellery.
Tuck Chang relied on several artisans to keep up with the demand of silver trophies, souvenirs, tea sets and high quality gift items required by the international resident community of Shanghai.
Despite the large number of items produced, the company managed to maintain very high quality standards and innovative designs, aware of the most recent western trends.
He created a style other than that of Canton and Hong Kong, combining Chinese traditional motifs and western taste, fusing the Victorian and the Chinese style and later embracing and reinterpreting the Art Deco models.