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Nine Chinese Export Silver Tea Wares

Auction:
2542B
Lot:
772
Sold for:
$11,850$10,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2542B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Nine Chinese Export Silver Tea Wares, late 19th/early 20th century, with Chinese characters marks, all with dense repousse decoration of figures, birds, or foliage, a square section teapot with sloping sides and angular handle, ht. 4 1/4, three pairs of creamer and sugar sets, hexagonal with sloped sides, the sugars with six dragon-form legs, the creamers with dragon-form handles, ht. 2 7/8, and 3 1/4 respectively, with a near pair of matching hexagonal teapots with dragon-form handles, ht. 6 5/8 in., approx. 98 troy oz. total.
Estimate $800-1,200

one creamer with repairs to vertical seams, and to join of handle to body. two sugars with repairs and small breaks at the joins of the dragons to the body.
square teapot with repairs at joins of handle to body, including solder along top edge of body at handle.
hexagonal teapots: one with round finial, the other with melon-shaped finial; both with dings.
all with some overall age/usage wear and light edge nicks.

Keywords

Tea Wares, Creamer, Hexagon, Teapot, Teaware

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