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Vintage Chinese Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea & Coffee Service with Tray c.1940 (1 of 25)
AC Silver
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Vintage Chinese Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea & Coffee Service with Tray c.1940

REF: C8325 / LA495658
£5,950
€6,951
$7,484
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Description
An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage Chinese sterling silver four piece tea and coffee set with matching tea tray - boxed; an addition to our silver teaware collection. This exceptional vintage Chinese sterling silver tea and coffee service consists of a coffee pot, teapot, cream jug and covered sugar bowl, in addition to a matching tea tray. Each piece of this silver tea service has an oval rounded form with a plain spreading foot. The surface of each piece, including the tea tray is embellished with impressive finely engraved bamboo stalk and foliage decoration, all on a matte background. The teapot and coffee pot are fitted with domed hinged covers ornamented with a continuation of bamboo decoration and surmounted with the original circular rounded finials with satin wood resistors. Each piece of this impressive vintage Chinese silver service is fitted with plain angular C shaped silver handles, with plain tapering thumbpieces to the upper plateau. The coffee pot and cream jug are both fitted with a truncated spout and the teapot bears a plain swan necked spout. The Chinese silver sugar bowl is fitted with an impressive push fit cover, replicating the details of that to the teapot and coffee pot. This exceptional four-piece service sits to the original and matching tea tray. The tray has an oval form with oval inset handles to either end. Each handpiece and the rim of the tray is encompassed with an applied bamboo style border. This exceptional tea service benefits from the original hinged leatherette presentation case, with a satin and velvet lined interior, securing with two hinged latches. Such boxed services with matching trays are becoming increasingly difficult to locate. Maker: Wai Kee Origin: Hong Kong, China
measurements
Coffee Pot:- Length from back of handle to tip of lip 22.4cm/8.82' Width 10.2cm/4.02' Height 22.5cm/8.86' Teapot:- Length from back of handle to tip of spout 29.1cm/11.46' Width 13cm/5.12' Height 16.3cm/6.42' Cream Jug:- Length from back of handle to tip of lip 15.8cm/6.22' Width 8cm/3.15' Height 8.7cm/3.43' Sugar Bowl:- Length 18.2cm/7.17' Width 9.1cm/3.58' Height 11.2cm/4.41' Tray:- Length 49.3cm/19.41' Width 33.5cm/13.19' Length of surface 41.2cm/16.22' Width of surface 28cm/11.02' Weight:- 118.0 troy ounces/3668.7g
declaration
AC Silver has clarified that the Vintage Chinese Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea & Coffee Service with Tray c.1940 (LA495658) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1940
condition
The pieces of this vintage set are a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The service has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition. The interior of each piece has been professionally cleaned and is ready for use. The original box has some signs of wear, but can be considered to be in presentation condition. The hallmarks struck to the underside of each piece are all very clear. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this exceptional vintage Chinese silver tea set with tray.
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location
This Vintage Chinese Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea & Coffee Service with Tray c.1940 is located in Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom