European Furniture & Decorative Arts
Extensive Japanese Silver Tea and Coffee Service, early 20th century, all bearing jungin mark, most with additional turtle maker's or retailer's mark, in the Art Nouveau style with high relief irises to a hammered ground throughout, comprising a kettle with stand and separate burner, coffeepot, teapot, covered sugar, waste bowl, and creamer, kettle on stand ht. 13 1/2, with additional tray with glass inset surface to interior, shaker, and small bowl, each of the same pattern but lacking turtle mark, tray lg. handle to handle 29 1/4 in., approx. 137.7 troy oz. (not including tray).
Kettle and teapot finial each with minor bent elements and small areas of resolder. Coffeepot and teapot joints between body and handles resoldered. Feet of small bowl pushed into body slightly, sits slightly crooked. Footrim of burner and lid of shaker each with minor dents. Pinprick dents to interior liners of creamer, waste, and sugar (not visible from exterior). Tray with glass replaced (lacking several screws to exterior),several pinprick dents to edge and a few minor dents to handles (fairly unobtrusive).
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