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Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900

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

SKU: C4396
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Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900
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Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900
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Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900
Chinese Silver Tea Set
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900
Chinese Silver Tea Set
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900
Chinese Silver Tea Set
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900
Chinese Silver Tea Set
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900
Chinese Silver Tea Set
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900
Chinese Silver Tea Set
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900
Chinese Silver Tea Set
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900
Chinese Silver Tea Set
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900
Chinese Silver Tea Set
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900
Chinese Silver Tea Set
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900
Chinese Silver Tea Set
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900
Chinese Silver Tea Set
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900

Description


This exceptional antique Chinese silver tea set/service consists of a teapot, cream jug and covered 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 chased decorated undulating, iconic Chinese dragon design.


One side of each piece features a plain circular vacant cartouche.


The teapot and sugar bowl are fitted with the original 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 bamboo stalk style swan necked spout.


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

Maker's mark: CJ (CJ Co/China Jewellery Company)

Character mark: 逺信 (YUAN SHEN)


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Condition


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

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

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


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


Dimensions


Teapot

Length from back of handle to tip of spout 26.5cm/10.4"

Width 14.3cm/5.6"

Height 16.8cm/6.6"


Sugar Bowl

Length across handles 18cm/7.1"

Width 10.7cm/4.2"

Height 11.7cm/4.6"


Cream Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 13.9cm/5.5"

Width 9.6cm/3.8"

Height 10.7cm/4.2"


Total Weight


36.7 troy ounces/1141g


 
 
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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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