The side panels with hand carved Chinese figural scenes. One with elder in long robe and walking stick, waving farewell to traveler and attendant. Far more unusual the opposite side panel shows two men seated at table in tea garden, one with courtesan on his lap, as attendant watches to the side. Prunus branch, elaborate railing and planter on stand complete the scene.The forward panel with exotic bird in bamboo grove, the last panel with flowering prunus tree. The scenes with classic, satin like stippled background. The teapot retains the original bent prunus branch finial and life like curved branch handle. Period engraved "May 20 1899" opposite side script LFR?
Rich silver patina, retains much original detail. Handle secure, retains original stops.
The Chinese export silver Courtesan in tea garden silver teapot is 8 3/4 inches. From handle to spout and weighs a bit over 23 standard ounces. The item "Chinese Export Silver Teapot c1875 WC Courteasan in Tea Garden" is in sale since Saturday, December 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Teapots".
The seller is "supershrink" and is located in Supply, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.