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A silver and enamel tea for two set, 19th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams

Formed in a Chinese taste, the teapot cover and small spout cover with enamel details on a pair of chains, the twin swing handles with ruyi head enamel terminals, the vessel with key pattern, foliate and ruyi head borders around a band of diaper work placed with overlapping roundels featuring enamel details of birds amidst flowers, the cups similar but with abstract design roundels, tea pot 12cm high, weight 31oz. Sold for £20,000

Bonhams. 27 Mar 2013. Edinburgh Chinese Art