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Lot 5: A fine and rare three-piece silver export tea service Wang Hing marked

Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

by Czerny's International Auction House

October 22, 2016

Sarzana (SP), Italy

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  • A fine and rare three-piece silver export tea service Wang Hing marked
  • A fine and rare three-piece silver export tea service Wang Hing marked
  • A fine and rare three-piece silver export tea service Wang Hing marked
  • A fine and rare three-piece silver export tea service Wang Hing marked
  • A fine and rare three-piece silver export tea service Wang Hing marked
  • A fine and rare three-piece silver export tea service Wang Hing marked
  • A fine and rare three-piece silver export tea service Wang Hing marked
   
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Description: dating: circa 1900
provenance: China
Consisting of a teapot, a sugar bowl and a milk jug. Each object is asymmetrically shaped as a trunk and decorated in-relief with blackthorn flowers; handles shaped as a branch; the teapot featuring ivory decorations on the handle; each object featuring the Wang Hing & Co mark. An identical tea service marked Wang Hing was sold at Christie's, SALE 3280 – CHRISTIE's INTERIORS; 6 December 2011, London, South Kensington; lot.83.
Wang Hing was presumably the most prolific silversmith in China (in Hong Kong) during the 19th Century. His works, toghether with Luen Wo's ones, are cosidered the highest expression of the Chinese export silvers quality. See also the Wang Hing & Co. production of silver objects for Tiffany&Co in the US.
dimensions: height 10 - 7.5 - 7.5 cm.

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