ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE SOLID SILVER TEA SET, LUEN WO, SHANGHAI c.1880

ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE SOLID SILVER TEA SET, LUEN WO, SHANGHAI c.1880

14,795.00

REFERENCE NUMBER: A4782-85

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DESCRIPTION

Antique late-19th Century Chinese Export Solid Silver four piece tea service, comprising of a kettle on stand, teapot, sugar bowl, milk jug, each melon shaped body is beautifully chased with bamboo leaves, flowers and people in landscapes on a matted ground, each piece applied with an intricately modeled bamboo handle and constructed bamboo stand, very intricate detail and outstanding quality. This is one of the most complete and exceptional Chinese silver tea services.

Each piece is hallmarked Chinese Export silver (acid tested shows a 900+ standard), Maker Luen Wo (active 1880-1940, 42 Nanking Road, Shanghai), teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl also bear the French swan import mark. Luen Wo was a prolific silversmith, his silver is mainly created in traditional Chinese style, but is also recorded as having made Peranakan-style traditional silver from 1880's and onwards. for more information please see A.Von Ferscht, Chinese Export Silver 1785-1940, 4th edition 2015.

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No Damage.


SIZE

KETTLE
Height: 29cm
Width: 22 x 19cm
Weight: 910g

TEAPOT
Height: 13cm
Width: 21 x 13cm
Weight: 355g

SUGAR BOWL
Height: 6cm
Width: 15 x 9.5cm
Weight: 100g

CREAM JUG
Height: 5cm
Width: 11 x 8cm
Weight: 100g