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A Chinese silver coffee and tea service

Lot 1082
First quarter 20th century
Some pieces marked for distributor Zee Wo and possible maker Yi Shen
Raised decoration depicting scenes of country life with bamboo-form handles with bone insulators, comprising: a coffee pot, a tea pot, a covered sugar bowl, a cream jug, and a tray, 5 pieces
The coffee pot: 8.375" H x 8.125" W x 5" D; the tea pot: 5.625" H x 9.375" W x 5.625" D; the covered sugar bowl: 4.25" H x 6" W x 4.375" D; the cream jug: 2.875" H x 5.875" W x 4" D; the tray: 1" H x 17.5625" L x 11.375" W
95.850 oz troy approximately

Provenance: Private Collection, Dana Point, CA.


Overall good condition with oxidation to metal, dents, and light scratching commensurate with use. The handle of the coffee pot is loose. The cream jug possibly missing lid. The lid to the sugar bowl does not fit snugly. Not monogrammed.

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A Chinese silver coffee and tea service

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Feb 20, 2018