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Chinese Export Silver Tea Caddy - Antique Circa 1890

A fine and impressive antique Chinese export silver tea caddy; an addition to our diverse silver teaware collection

SKU: A2507

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This fine antique Chinese export silver (CES) tea caddy has a cylindrical form.

The surface of the body is embellished with embossed bamboo decoration accented with birds within the stalks.

The decoration to the tea caddy incorporates a shield shaped vacant cartouche to one side.

The base and upper rim of the body are ornamented with an applied moulded border.

This Chinese tea caddy retains the original push fit cover embellished with further embossed bamboo decoration to the domed portion.

The cover is surmounted with a silver bamboo stalk and leaf finial.

The hallmarks to the underside of this impressive tea caddy include:

Maker's mark: SS (Sun Shing)

Character maker: Untraced

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This antique Chinese tea caddy is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The embossed decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the tea caddy are very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of CES silverware.


Diameter 8.5cm/3.3"

Height to top of finial 10.9cm/4.3"


4 troy ounces/124g

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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