CHINESE EXPORT SILVER TEA CADDY c1875 “BATTLING DRAGONS” SIGNED. A very fine c1875 Chinese export silver hand decorated battling dragons. In flames tea caddy. In gently compressed tapering form. Hand decorated scene of 4-claw Chinese dragons set amidst rolling cloud formations. Battling for the sacred pearl. The cover with a single, smaller dragon, winding in and out of the clouds. Cover and base with rich, stippled background. This rare Chinese export silver battling dragons. Tea caddy 6 inches across 5 tall. And weighs 8 1/2 (standard) ounces. Signed three series of characters. In very fine condition. Lustreous silver patina throughout. Couple very shallow bumps, lower body, must hunt to find. The item “Chinese Export Silver Tea Caddy c1875 SIGNED DRAGONS IN FLAMES” is in sale since Monday, January 29, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes”. The seller is “supershrink” and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Age: 1850-1899
- Region of Origin: China
- Primary Material: Silver
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original