A Fine Chinese Export Silver Tea & Coffee Service by Hung Chong,
This highly attractive silver four piece tea & coffee service is comprised of a coffee pot, teapot, lidded sugar bowl & creamer - the coffee pot of baluster form, the three remaining pieces of compressed globular form, all having a subtle stippled surface inset with blank spherical cartouches, as well as ‘bamboo’ shaped spouts, handles & finials.
Their undersides bearing impressed character marks & maker / retailer marks for Hung Chong & Company of Canton & Shanghai (working 1860-1930), with the exception of the coffee pot suggesting perhaps an early repair to the base.
Combined weight, 1624 grams (52.21 troy ounces).
A fine Chinese export silver tea & coffee service by Hung Chong, circa 1900
This is a fine example of Chinese Export craftsmanship by one of the more noted Chinese silversmith / retail firms of the late 19th / early 20th century. A near identical example is illustrated online at Bonham’s London, New Bond Street 'Fine Silver & Gold Boxes', November 12th 2014.