Chinese Export Silver Bamboo On Satin Tea Set Hung Chong 33 Oz Exc
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Chinese Export Silver Bamboo On Satin Tea Set Hung Chong 33 Oz Exc:
FINE c1890 CHINESE EXPORT SILVER STREAMING BAMBOO ON SATIN SURFACE TEA SET; HUNG CHONG; 33 OUNCES
We are pleased to offer this c1890 Chinese silver dragon in crashing waves tea set.
From our 35 year collection of over 300 pieces of CES. Most acquired in the 1970s and 1980s.
In gently compressed form.
Adorned with beautifully hand raised streaming bamboo displays.
Dozens of slender razor tips leaves. Rising from life like rough hewn and striated bamboo stalk. Set atop rich stippled background. Like satin to the touch. And accentuates the bamboo displays perfectly.
The sugar vase retains the original well fit cover. Often these are long gone.
Well cast curled stalk finials. Also both teapot and sugar finials with original cross cut fasteners. Finished with notched bamboo spout and handles. Never monogrammed.
Cream jug 6 inches handle to spout and 6 standard ounces.
The sugar vase is 6 1/2 inches across handles 9 standard ounces.
The teapot is 9 3/4 inches handle to spout and 5 1/2 tall and it is 18 1/2 standard ounces.
Exceptionally thick, heavy guage silver weighs 33 1/2 (standard) ounces.
Hallmarked as shown.
Excellent condition. Rich, lustreous silver patina throughout. The beautifully carved bamboo decoration retains its original crisp, hand chased detail. Covers close flush and handles secure and with original heat stops. Sugar bowl retains its original cover and the rich gold interior.
For the discerning collector of the finest China trade silver. A fine c1890 China trade silver bamboo on satin background tea set. Signed.
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From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27.
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