ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT TEASET REPOUSSE ST SILVER C-MUMS - For Sale
ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT TEASET REPOUSSE ST SILVER C-MUMS
Antique Chinese export silver teaset. Made in China. Possible maker Leeching - Canton, Hong Kong and Shanghai 1840-1870. Consists of Teapot: approximately 5 inches tall, 9 1/2 inches from side to side. Weighs 471.5 grams. Sugar basin: approx 4 inches tall, 6 1/4 inches from side to side. Weighs 224.2grams. Milk jug/pitcher: approx 3 inches tall, 5 1/2inches from side to side. Weighs 172.1 grams. Classic full round shapes for each piece. Handles and finials in the form of bent and twisted bamboo. Original heat insulators in the teapot. Sugar with removable lid and teapot with hinged lid. Generous spout to milk jug. Silver of a nice, solid quality. Decorated with superbly depicted chrysanthemum flowers and foliage - some shown full-blown, others in bud. Exquisite detail and workmanship. Flowers reflecting the Chinese design concepts that became very popular in the West during the 2nd half of the 19th century. Flowers entirely surround each piece. Each piece is hallmarked underneath in both English and Chinese. The English letters look like LC, which match the details of Leeching. Chinese mark alongside that in English (see 'photos). Condition is very good.