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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: C5692

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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 rounded hexagonal form onto a cast pedestal style foot.

The surface of each piece is embellished with fine and impressive panels of applied undulating, iconic Chinese dragon designs.

The upper rim of each piece is encompassed with an applied bead decorated border.

The teapot and sugar bowl are fitted with the original domed covers surmounted with cast knopped silver finials; the cover to the teapot is hinged.

This Chinese silver teapot is fitted with a C shaped handle, accented with scrolling terminals.

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

The teapot features a cast silver swan necked spout, with moulded decoration to the lip.

The antique silver cream jug and covered sugar bowl feature gilded interiors.

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

Maker's mark: WH (Wang Hing & Co.)

Silver quality/purity mark: 90 (90 standard, 900/1000)

Character mark: Untraced

Origin: China


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

The applied decoration is very sharp.

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

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



Length from back of handle to tip of spout 20.5cm/8.1"

Width 10.2cm/4"

Height 13.4cm/5.3"

Sugar Bowl

Length across handles 11.8cm/4.6"

Width 7.3cm/2.9"

Height 10.3cm/4.1"

Cream Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 11.4cm/4.5"

Width 6.9cm/2.7"

Height 8.6cm/3.4"

Total Weight

29.2 troy ounces/907g

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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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