Chinese export table spoon in the fiddle, thread and shell pattern by Khecheong (marked KHC with three psuedo English hallmarks). Khecheong worked in Canton, China from approximately 1840-1870. This is a late China Trade period spoon (c. 1860). It is also a double struck pattern, meaning that the fiddle, thread and shell are both on the back and front of the spoon. The back of the spoon's bowl also has a large shell. The spoon is in good condition with a monogram removal and some wear to the shell on the front and back of spoon (see photos). The spoon measures 8 3/8" long and weighs a hefty 2.9 ozt.
c. 1860 Khecheong Chinese export silver tablespoon