Chinese Export Silver Tea and Coffee Service

  • This complete Chinese export silver tea and coffee service was made by Yu Chang
  • Based in Shanghai and Hong Kong, the firm is known for its unique and high quality creations
  • This service comprises a kettle and stand, tea pot, coffee pot, sugar, creamer, waste bowl and tray
  • Such wonderfully crafted and complete export services are incredibly rare
  • Get complete item description here
Item No. 30-3389

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This stunning and complete seven-piece Chinese export silver tea and coffee service was crafted by Yu Chang of Shanghai and Hong Kong, a firm renowned for its unique and high-quality creations. Comprising a hot water kettle and stand, tea pot, coffee pot, sugar, creamer, waste bowl and tray, each piece boasts a wonderful Asian foliate motif. In terms of quality and condition, this service is one of the finest export silver specimens we have ever had the pleasure to offer. 

Chinese export silver was incredibly popular amongst visiting Western tourists between the 18th and early 20th centuries. These charming pieces featured typical Chinese motifs that were popular amongst Western consumers, including floral patterns, dragons and koi fish. All Chinese silver from this period was exquisitely handcrafted, with its elaborate designs hammered out by master Chinese craftsmen. Largely unidentified until the mid-1970s, a great deal of Chinese silver has since been acquired by museums, making this exquisite tea service a highly desirable rarity on the market.

Marked "Yuchang Sterling"

Late 19th / Early 20th Century

Tray: 34 3/4" wide x 19 3/4” deep
Kettle: 16” high on stand
Chinese Export Silver Tea and Coffee Service
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Asia
Type: Tea & Coffee Pots/Services
Depth: 19.75 Inches
Width: 34.75 Inches
Style: Art Nouveau

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