Gift-boxed Melon Tea Set
Size: Teapot H14cm (H18cm including handle) x 20.5cm x Dia 17cm x 150cL, cream jug H9cm x 12cm x Dia 10.5cm x 30cL, sugar bowl H8.5cm x Dia 10.5cm, tray Dia 30.5cm
Safe in the assumption that Yong Koon never imagined his humble teapot as anything but, it is likely that its contemporary role as part of a gracious tea service would have tickled him. Very possibly it would have made him puff up with pride and joy, considering how many sets have played an important part in Chinese-style wedding ceremonies since the collection’s debut.
The teapot is accompanied by a sugar bowl, cream jug and matching tray, and comes in a wooden gift box.
As acknowledgment of provenance, the teapot is stamped with Yong Koon’s circa 1885 - 1930 Yuhe Zuxi hallmark. Yuhe translates as brand name Jade Harmony, whilst Zuxi, meaning pure tin, attests to superior material content.
Space on the teapot is available for personalisation.
About the collection
The exquisite proportions, subtle detailing and naturalistic charm of founder Yong Koon’s late 19th century melon-shaped teapot informs the heritage Melon collection in bright finish pewter.