I acquired at the flea market yesterday a very nice silver box. The marks impressed on the bottom in three rectangles are TASHKING 90%SILVER and what looks like an inverted capital T with 4 dashes and a line thru them on each side of the inverted T base. Is this Chinese export silver? How old? How can I post pictures to this site with my inquires? Can I just email you pictures? Thanks Fred for all your great help!!
Import Chinese Silver is not my expertise and it does appear that your silver box may be from the Orient. The description of the inverted T mark may be a Kanji character. I have no books on Chinese marks and can offer no further help. I know that a book on Import Chinese silver was published. Perhaps your local library could acquire a copy through an inter library loan.
Good luck and get back to us if you find out anything further.