16 June 1999
A SILVER THREE-PIECE TEA SERVICE
Maker's mark of William Thomson, New York, circa 1815
Comprising teapot, covered sugar bowl, and cream jug; each on stepped rectangular base, the lower body lobed, the upper body with band of thistle, one side engraved with monogram CO, the geometric upswept handle with wood insulators, the rims with bands of anthemion, the domed cover surmounted by a finial formed as a sea-monster, marked under bases
The teapot 9in. high; gross weight 58oz.
Thomson, William (3)
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In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru