SCOTTISH STERLING TEA SET 1881 - NATIONAL MUSEUM SCOTLAND A very fine and rare, 1881 Scottish sterling silver tea service in the Chinese taste. From the Glasgow work shop of James Reid.
Reid is renowned for his tea wares in the Indian taste, a set in this form displayed in the National Museum of Scotland. And likely exhibited in the 1875 Glasgow Exhibition. Far more rare, and beautifully designed and decorated is the Chinoiserie service from Reid offered today. In tapering ovoid form depicting various scenes in Chinese daily life. Maiden with fan in garden, another playing the shamisen, an ancient stringed instrument.
Other figures walking in garden, another seated reading a scroll, also cranes feeding along gentle stream and exotic birds in bamboo grove. Elaborate leopard mask and geometric and floral border work.Hallmarked beaded platform and globe crown finial, original fastener below. Interwoven leaf and vine decorated handles. Period engraved C for the original owner.
Chinese decorated teapot is 9 1/2 inches handle to spout & 7 1/2 inches tall. And the complete set weighs 43 standard ounces. Appears little, if ever used.
Handle secure, retains original stops. The item "Scottish Sterling Silver Tea Set 1881 Chinese" is in sale since Sunday, April 19, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets".
The seller is "supershrink" and is located in Supply, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.