An impressive early 20th century Japanese silver six-piece tea and coffee service together with a two-handled tray,
with character marks only,
comprising; coffee pot, tea pot, kettle on stand with burner, cream jug, sugar bowl, tea cup and two handled tray, the bodies profusely embossed in high relief with bamboo plants and lilies among oriental buildings, the teapot and kettle handles with ivory insulators, the kettle stand modelled as entwining shoots of bamboo and lillies, the tray of rectangular form with canted corners, the raised border embossed with oriental flowers on a spot-hammered ground, length of tray 68cm, weight total 235oz. (8)
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