Chinese Export Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1900

GBP 4,450.00

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Object Description

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

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)

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″

36.7 troy ounces/1141g

Object History

Maker: China Jewelry Company
Date: Circa 1900
Origin: Shanghai, China

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FREE OF CHARGE to all customers – including national and international deliveries.

Dispatch is either the same or next working day once a payment is received.


Insurance cover is provided FREE OF CHARGE for items up to the value of £30,000.

All items are fully insured and sent at the risk of AC Silver.

Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase

Object 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.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)191 240 2645
+44 (0)7836 286218

Dealer Location

35b St Georges Terrace
Tyne and Wear

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

Fax: +44 (0) 191 240 2647

VAT: GB 500 0310 42

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