Part of a tea service in Chinese porcelain ( 24 pieces), hand-painted, with drawings of peacocks, rocks, birds and flowers, circa 1910-1920, marked for the American market, (Traditional wisdom says that from around 1890 until 1920, all Chinese items that were supposed to be imported into the US should be marked with the word “CHINA” as a country of origin (US Stamp Law, 1894), starting in 1919, the word “CHINA” was supposed to be replaced by the phrase “Made in China”)

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