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Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1890

£3,950.00

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

Maker: Kwan Wo

SKU C6044

This exceptional antique tea set/service, in Chinese Export Silver consists of a teapot, cream jug and covered sugar bowl.


Each piece of this tea service has a circular compressed rounded form.


The surface of each piece is embellished with fine and impressive applied bamboo stalk, chrysanthemum and iris designs.


The upper collet style rim of each piece is plain and unembellished.


The teapot and sugar bowl are fitted with the original covers surmounted with cast silver finials modelled in the form of a bamboo stalk; the cover to the teapot is hinged.


Each cover is embellished with an applied splay of bamboo leaves.


This Chinese silver teapot is fitted with a C shaped handle and swan necked spout, influenced with further bamboo ornamentation.


The sugar bowl and cream jug are fitted with silver handles reflecting that of the teapot, incorporating a subtly scrolling lower terminal.


The interior of the cream jug and sugar bowl retain the original gilded interiors.


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

Maker's mark: KW (Kwan Wo)

Character mark: Untraced


Maker: Kwan Wo
Origin: China

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

The interior of each piece has been professionally cleaned and is ready for use.

The applied decoration is very sharp.

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


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of antique Chinese tea set with dragons.


Teapot

Length from back of handle to tip of spout 20.8cm/8.2"

Width 11.4cm/4.5"

Height 10.8cm/4.3"


Sugar Bowl

Length across handles 11.3cm/4.4"

Width 7.6cm/3"

Height 5.3cm/2.1"


Cream Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 12.4cm/4.9"

Width 8.2cm/3.2"

Height 6.7cm/2.6"


23.6 troy ounces/734g


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