Chinese Export Silver Figures At Tea, Game & Music Teapot Signed C1890 For SaleIMPORTANT c1890 CHINESE EXPORT SILVER FIGURAL TEAPOT; SCENES IN GARDEN, MAKING TEA; GAMES TABLE & MORE; SIGNED; EXCELLENT CONDITION
We are pleased to offer this museum worthy, c1890 Chinese export silver figural teapot.
From our thirty five year collection of over 300 examples of CES. Including over 50 teapots & entire tea sets. Most acquired in the late 1970s and 1980s.
Trade silver prices have exploded in the past year. As evidenced by Skinners Boston sales in Fall 2010. There a pair of 4 1/4 inches vases for $2000. Later in 2011 a common, damaged 20 ounce CES tea set sold for $6800 USD at Halls Gallery in the UK. A slightly larger, damaged, mismatched set sold at Christie's London this past winter for $7200.
As trade silver prices soar, we have been unwilling to sell the best pieces of our personal collection.
Until this past winter when a tiny, twenty one ounce CES tea service, with damaged enamel work sold for 35,000 GBP plus premium ($70,000 USD) at Bonhams UK.
In classic raised globe form.
Adorned with a series of beautifully hand carved scenes of daily Chinese life. Each scene completely distinct from the others.
A pair of elders palying stringed instruments under shade tree, mountains in the distance. Very rare to find this on CES.
Figures at games table, another relaxing in garden.
A seated figure tending to a steaming teapot. The smoke billowing out of the spout. Also, a very rare depiction in Chinese silver.
Cover with faux bamboo stalk and spread leaf finial. Spout and handle bamboo. Hanlde original heat stops.
Finest, life like finish detail throughout. Including the facial detail of the figures. Clearly the work of a Chinese master chaser.
Signed maker and SILVER.
Chinese figural teapot is 9 1/2 inches handle to spout and 6 1/2 tall.
Constructed of thick, heavy guage silver it weighs 15 1/2 (standard) ounces.
In excellent condition. Rich, lustreous silver patina throughout. The beautiful carved scenes of Chinese garden, game, and tea ceremony figures retain their original crisp, vibrant detail.
For the discerning collector of the finest China trade silver. A museum worthy 19th century Chinese export silver figural teapot. Signed.
Please feel free to inquire directly about this, or any item we've listed. Whether the item is alone or part of a set. We very much welcome your interest. We are collectors first. As such, we are quite easy to work with.
We happily combine items when shipping, saving you costs. We ship twice weekly, usually US Postal Priority. Fully insured for domestic packages, and air parcel overseas. We charge a bit more than actual cost for custom size boxes, shipping materials and to pay for professional packing.
We make great effort to accurately describe each item listed. Returns are accepted, if either condition, country of origin or dating is significantly incorrect. In such cases we refund your shipping costs as well. Like you, we are only human, and make mistakes. Hopefully, not too many.
Remember, the items you see are antiques. Hence, have an expected amount of wear from normal use. As such, returning an item because we failed to mention the tiniest bit of wear, or barely discernible flaw is not acceptable. Nor do we accept returns based on buyer's remorse. Nor change of taste, or because a buyer did not realize how "small" four inches might be once in hand.
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We received favorable notice in the March 12th, 2006 New York Times. Page 8, Business Section, in a well written article on silver collecting. Copy furnished upon request.
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.
Enjoy....and good fortune in your offerding.
On Mar-25-13 at 04:56:42 PDT, seller added the following information:
Correction The teapot is NOT signed. We guarantee it is solid silver. Not silver plate. and of the period and region noted. Sorry for error.
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