A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER FOUR-PIECE TEA SET AND MATCHING TRAY, WANG HING, HONG KONG, CIRCA 1900
comprising a Teapot, Hot Milk Jug, Creamer, Sugar Bowl, and two-handled Tray, all chased with chrysanthemums on matted ground, with bamboo handles and finials, monogrammed JGBin shield
marked on bases
65 oz 10 dwt
height of jug 6¾ in.; length of tray over handles 18¾ in.
17 cm; 47.7 cm
Hot milk jug with dent to base rim, teapot with repaired split to foot rim, the tray with the feet pushed up slightly into the body of tray, one of the feet with small dents, otherwise set in good condition. Please note that the ivory insulators have been replaced with ivorine.
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