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Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920

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

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Silver Tea Set with Dragons for Sale
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920
Silver Tea Set with Dragons for Sale
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920
Silver Tea Set with Dragons for Sale
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920
Silver Tea Set with Dragons for Sale
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920
Silver Tea Set with Dragons for Sale
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920
Silver Tea Set with Dragons for Sale
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920
Silver Tea Set with Dragons for Sale
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920
Silver Tea Set with Dragons for Sale
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920
Silver Tea Set with Dragons for Sale
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920
Silver Tea Set with Dragons for Sale
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920
Silver Tea Set with Dragons for Sale
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920
Silver Tea Set with Dragons for Sale
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920
Silver Tea Set with Dragons for Sale
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920
Silver Tea Set with Dragons for Sale
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920
Silver Tea Set with Dragons for Sale
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920
Silver Tea Set with Dragons for Sale
Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1920

Description


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


Each piece of this silver tea set with dragons has an ovoid rounded form onto four feet.


The surface of each piece is encircled with a fine and impressive embossed and chased decorated undulating, iconic Chinese dragon design, stood on stylised cloud motifs.


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


The silver teapot and sugar bowl are fitted with the original plain domed covers surmounted with original silver finials encompassed with bead decoration; the cover to the teapot is hinged.


The teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl are fitted with plain C shaped handles.


The teapot has an impressive plain swan necked spout.


Each piece is supported by four impressive claw and ball style feet, embellished with scales replicating the details of a dragon.


The interior of the cream jug and sugar bowl retains the original gilding.


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

Maker's mark: MH (untraced)

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

Character mark: Untraced


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Maker: Unknown
Origin: China

Condition


This antique Chinese silver tea set with dragons 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 embossed and chased 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 these pieces of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Teapot

Length from back of handle to tip of spout 23.5cm/9.3"

Diameter 11.8cm/4.6"

Height 20.4cm/8"


Sugar Bowl

Length across handles 17.5cm/6.9"

Diameter 8.8cm/3.5"

Height 15.2cm/6"


Cream Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 15cm/5.9"

Diameter 8cm/3.1"

Height 12.8cm/5"


Total Weight


35.1 troy ounces/1092g


 
 
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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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