CHINESE EXPORT SILVER DRAGON TEA SET c1890 TI MAO XING - FINEST LATE PERIOD MAKER. A beautifully design and hand crafted late 19th century Chinese export silver dragon tea service. From the hand of Tu Mao Xing, working in Jiujing. Noted Chinese export silver author and scholar, Adrien von Ferscht (2013) states that. Tu Mao Xing was an actual silversmith, a master artisan who actually sat at his bench and hand crafted silver.In the ancient way (unlike Wang Hing that was actually a fictitious name used for many things). The finest silversmith from his city, renowned for his dragons, which were "custom ordered". From other shops all over China. An identical teapot (without the dragon) offered by Redon Fine Silver for 2000 EUR.
A large Tu Mao Xing set offered by May Fair Gallery, London for 18,000 GBP. Tapering shoulder squared form, the teapot and cream jug with Imperial dragon chasing sacred pearl. Amidst rolling clouds panel, the dragon's tail framing the scene. The sugar bowl in different shape.
But with conforming Imperial dragon battling for pearl. Dragon have rotating tendril, placed at the tip of the snout. And lower claws clutching another sacred pearl in orb form. Side mounted three bands of notched bamboo handles.
Teapot with dragon head rising from writhing body finial, much like that described. By von Ferscht in his 2013 work of Xing's spectacular dragons. This c1890 Chinese export silver side handle dragon teapot is 6 1/2 inches across. And 6 inches to dragon head finial set weighs 29 standard ounces.The dragon sugar bowl somewhat thicker guage silver. Construction and different design, hallmarked same, for Tu Mao Hsing. Interior of teapot clean as if little used. Tiny bit solder side of bowl, from the manufacture.
Interior of bowl stubborn tarnish, and set with few tiny dinks. THIS TEA SET SELLS WORLD WIDE.......................................................................................................... The item "Chinese Export Silver Dragon Tea Set c1890 TU MAO XING" is in sale since Saturday, October 27, 2018.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Teapots". The seller is "supershrink" and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.