ANTIQUE 20thC CHINESE SOLID SILVER LARGE DRAGON 4 PIECE TEA SET, ZEESUNG c.1910

ANTIQUE 20thC CHINESE SOLID SILVER LARGE DRAGON 4 PIECE TEA SET, ZEESUNG c.1910

6,595.00

Early-20th Century Chinese export solid silver large four piece tea set, comprising of a coffee pot, teapot, covered sugar bowl, milk jug and sugar tongs, each body is embossed with a dragon design on matted ground, applied wavy whiskers, hollow handles and spout modeled as bamboo branches. Hallmarked with ZEESUNG and ZEESHUN mark.

REFERENCE NUMBER: A5231

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DESCRIPTION

Antique early-20th Century rare Chinese export solid silver impressively large, four piece tea set, comprising of a coffee pot, teapot, covered sugar bowl, milk jug and sugar tongs, each body is embossed with a dragon design on matted ground, applied wavy whiskers, hollow handles and spout modeled as bamboo branches.

The set is particularly large and fine, complete Chinese silver services such this are extremely rare and sought after. Each piece is Hallmarked with Chinese silver marks (acid tested they show a 900+ standard purity), tea set hallmarked with the silversmith mark ZEESUNG and ZEESHUN (Hallmark used by the same silversmith), active in Shanghai 1900-1940, large pieces by this silversmith are particularly as this silversmith mostly specialized in small items. For more information please see A. Von Ferscht, Chinese Export Silver 1785-1940, 4th edition 2015).

CONDITION

In Excellent Condition - No Damage.


SIZE

COFFEE POT
Height: 24cm
Width: 27 x 15cm
Weight: 700g

TEAPOT
Height: 15cm
Width: 26 x 15cm
Weight: 510g

SUGAR BOWL
Height: 12cm
Width: 17 x 11cm
Weight: 300g

CREAM JUG
Height: 9cm
Width: 16 x 11cm
Weight: 215g