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Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1870

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Chinese export silver three piece tea service; an addition to our diverse silver teaware collection

SKU: C1379

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This exceptional antique Chinese silver tea set/service consists of a teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl.

Each piece of this tea service has a circular rounded form onto a collet style foot.

The surface of each piece is encircled with a fine and impressive embossed and chased decorated undulating, iconic Chinese dragon design; the head of the dragon is further embellished with applied nose-tendrils.

The teapot and sugar bowl are fitted with domed covers ornamented with flat engraved foliate designs encompassing the original silver finials reflecting the style of bamboo stalks; the cover to the teapot is hinged.

The teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl are fitted with embossed shaped C scroll handles modelled in the form of bamboo stalks.

The teapot has an exceptional embossed bamboo style swan necked spout, accented with inverted incuvred segments.

The hallmarks struck to the rim of this impressive antique tea set include:

Maker's mark: WA (undocumented maker's name)*

Character mark: Untraced

* Items associated with this maker are rare and known for their high quality.

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Maker: Unknown
Origin: China


This antique Chinese silver tea set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The chased and embossed decoration is very sharp and the flat engraved ornamentation is very crisp.

The Chinese hallmarks to the underside of each piece are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these pieces of antique silverware.



Length from back of handle to tip of spout 23.3cm/9.2"

Width 13.5cm/5.3"

Height 13.6cm/5.4"

Sugar Bowl

Length across handles 14cm/5.5"

Width 9.3cm/3.7"

Height 9.8cm/3.9"

Cream Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 12.7cm/5"

Width 9cm/3.5"

Height 7.1cm/2.8"

Total Weight

25.1 troy ounces/782g

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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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