A working silversmith, located at 42 Nanking Street, Shanghai. Luenwo known best for his floral decorated silver wares, much less so for dragon and figural decorated sets such as this. In unique tapering oval scallop form.Center raised shield, never monogrammed. Figures seated at meal with fans, being served by attendants holding tureen and tea box. Another garden scene with crossed legged musician with stringed instrument another with long flute. Lush garden, satin like stippled background. Alternating with raised caligraphy panels, dragons and classic array Chinese floral.
Recessed cover with hand engraved leaf and floral, retains the original curled bamboo finial and original hand cut fastener below. Conforming rough surface overhead swing branch handle. Crossed bamboo branch stand, hallmarked. Supports hallmarked urn shape burner. The set retains original detail.Original stand, and original burner. The Chinese export silver dragon and Chinese figure kettle on stand is 14 inches tall. And the complete set weighs 43 standard ounces. Hallmarked as shown, the kettle, burner and under each foot of the stand. All three hallmarks work, showing this set is complete. Just as it was 140 years ago when crafted. The set sells world wide. The item "Chinese Export Silver Tea Set Tea Kettle c1880 Luenwo" is in sale since Monday, January 20, 2020. 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 worldwide.