ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER TEA SET, WANG HING c.1890

ANTIQUE 19thC CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER TEA SET, WANG HING c.1890

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Late-19th Century Chinese export solid silver three piece tea set, comprising of teapot, lidded sugar bowl and milk jug, each melon shaped body applied with flowers and birds decoration in relief, spout, handle and finials modelled as a bamboo branches, outstanding quality and very heavy gauge.

Hallmarked Chinese Export "90" (900 ), Retailer's mark "WH" for Wang Hing.

REFERENCE NUMBER: A2461

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DESCRIPTION

Antique late-19th Century Chinese export solid silver three piece tea set, comprising of teapot, lidded sugar bowl and milk jug, each melon shaped body applied with flowers and birds decoration in relief, spout, handle and finials modelled as a bamboo branches, outstanding quality and very heavy gauge.

Hallmarked Chinese Export "90" (900 standard), Retailer's mark "WH" for Wang Hing, the most important and renown Chinese Export luxury retailer and silver manufacturer active in Hong Kong, Canton and Shanghai. Wang Hing was probably responsible for producing more Chinese Export Silver than any other Chinese retail silversmith. The company was also one of the first to establish a large retail emporium that grew to sell a wide variety of luxury goods. (for more information please see A. Von Ferscht, Chinese Export Silver 1785-1940, 4th edition 2015).

CONDITION

In Excellent Condition - No Damage.


SIZE

TEAPOT
Height: 14cm
Width: 23 x 14cm
Weight: 565g

SUGAR BOWL
Height: 10cm
Width: 16 x 11cm
Weight: 280g

CREAM JUG
Height: 7cm
Width: 14 x 10cm
Weight: 220g