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: YUAN SHEN
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Maker: China Jewelry Company