22 November 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,462
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
A six-piece part enamelled silver tea-set
comprising teapot and cover, coffee pot and cover, cream jug, sugar bowl and cover, slop bowl and sugar tongs, the teapot with bamboo shaped handle and spout, the cover with foliate finial above a multitude of flowers and foliage, above sprays and shaped panels of peony and chrysanthemum, shaped foot; the other pieces similarly decorated, the first five pieces of quatrefoil form and signed, fitted lined wooden box, the teapot -- 5¼in. (13.3cm.) high, (minor damages).
See Illustration. (6)
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