CHINESE EXPORT SILVER DRAGON TEA KETTLE & STAND c1890 SIGNED – 42 OUNCES A very large and fine, late 19th century Chinese export silver dragon in streaming flames tea kettle, on matching hallmarked stand, retaining the original burner. From the rarely observed work shop of Cheong Shin. The dragon kettle in tapering oval form. Beautifully hand carved four claw Chinese dragon covers the entire surface. Carved in extremely high relief from surface. Set amidst streaming flames. With long tendrils flaring backward. The dragon’s mouth is opened unusually wide, with the upper furry “lip” carved outward at an angle from the surface, most unusual design feature. Hinged cover retains the original gnarled bamboo finial and original hand cut fastener below. Set above both applied and engraved bamboo displays. Overhead swing handle and spout in notched bamboo form. Kettle atop matching, fully hallmarked crossed bamboo shoot stand, with center ring supporting the well placed burner with hinged dome cover. The dragon set never monogrammed. This fine c1890 Chinese export silver dragon tea kettle on. Matching stand is 12 inches tall. And the complete set weighs a bit over 42 standard ounces. Hallmarked under kettle base and under. Each leg of the matching stand. In very fine condition. Rich silver patina throughout. The item “Chinese Export Silver Dragon Tea Set c1890 Cheong Shin 42 Oz” is in sale since Sunday, December 15, 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 to United States.
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Silver
- Maker: Cheong Shin
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: Tea Pot Coffee Pot Tea Set Dragon