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Three-piece Chinese Export Silver Tea Service with Associated Silver-plated Tray

Auction:
2888B
Lot:
70
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2888B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 08, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Three-piece Chinese Export Silver Tea Service with Associated Silver-plated Tray, Shanghai, late 19th/early 20th century, Zee Wo, maker, each squat form, with bamboo-form handles and birds amongst cherry blossoms to a chased ground, teapot ht. 5 1/2, approx. 34.0 troy oz., tray lg. 13 3/4 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Tea service in good overall condition with only very light surface wear (detail to surface still quite crisp). Tray with wear to plating, scattered spots of verdigris and abrasions.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). 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 Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Household silver, Tea set, Teapot, Teaware, Tray

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