Good Chinese Export Silver Tea Set
Sold for $6,563
first quarter 20th century, by Hung Chong & Co., Shanghai, including:
a coffeepot, h. 9-1/4", l. 10-1/4";
a teapot, h. 6-1/2", l. 10-1/2";
an open sugar bowl, h. 4-1/2", w. 8-1/2"; and
a cream jug, h. 3-1/2", l. 6";
the coffeepot with a pear-shaped body, the rest with a bulbous body, with gadrooned calyx and bamboo-leaf foot ring, all decorated with a dragon among clouds on a stippled ground, with elaborately detailed figural dragon handles, the pots with hinged, domed lids decorated en suite with figural head finial (detached but present on the teapot).
82.94 total t. oz.
**The dragon head finial of the teapot is detached but present. Both the teapot and the coffeepot have a prominent compression dent on the body around the lower circumference of the spout. Otherwise, in good condition with some expected bumps and dings consistent with age. Very nice chasing and detail. Each piece marked on the underside "Hung Chong & Co." and in ideogram.