SOLD! for $5,632.00.
(Note: Prices realized include a buyer's premium.)
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- Low Estimate: $800.00
- High Estimate: $1,000.00
- Realized: $5,632.00
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Fifty-six (56) piece Japanese export silver and porcelain teacup set by Arthur and Bond. 1st-24th items: twelve (12) sterling silver pierced demitasse teacup frames (2" H) and twelve (12) sterling saucers (4 1//2" dia.), each with high relief, repousse iris decorations. Arthur & Bond, Yokohama marks and "Sterling" stamped to underside of bases. 25th-56th items: thirty-two (32) porcelain items, including twenty-eight (28) demitasse teacup inserts (2 1/4" H) and two (2) porcelain teacups with bamboo form handles (2" H) and saucers (5 1/2" dia.), all with hand painted decorations of purple and white irises on a white ground, gilt trim to rims. Twelve (12) pieces with Arthur & Bond, Yokohama stamped to underside of bases, Nineteen (19) with red Japanese characters to underside of bases, and one (1) unmarked. Combined sterling weight: 30.045 total troy ounces. Meiji Period, late 19th to early 20th century. Provenance: private Chattanooga collection. Consignor's grandparents acquired this set and the Arthur & Bond tea set also in this auction while traveling in Asia in the early 1900s. Condition: All items in overall good condition with minor loss to gilt trim. Four Arthur & Bond porcelain inserts and one teacup with hairlines, one with 3/4" area of loss to painted decoration. Arthur & Bond porcelain inserts do not sit flish in frames.