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Five-piece Chinese Export Silver Tea Service

Auction:
3234B
Lot:
375
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3234B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 13, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Five-piece Chinese Export Silver Tea Service, early 20th century, maker's mark "CH" probably for Ji Hua (Chi Hua), comprised of a teapot, creamer, sugar bowl, tongs, and a tray each with a dragon motif, teapot ht. 4 1/2, tray lg. 18 1/2 in., together with an associated Chinese export silver tea strainer with cherry blossom motif, approx. 68.0 troy oz. total.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Tray with edge bent slightly in a couple areas, few minor breaks to reticulated area including one end where there are a focused area of breaks. Creamer and teapot with several dents particularly to lower body. Teapot with loss to lower insulator (glue or resin replacement). Creamer rocks slightly.


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Chi Hua, Artificial objects, Creamer, Household silver, Kitchenware, Pottery, Tea, Tea set, Tea strainer, Teapot, Teaware

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