A late 19th - early 20th century Chinese export 900 silver teaspoon. The handle is decorated in low relief or embossed with 2 scholars under a tree. A landscape of a dwelling and foliage winds down the length of the handle. There is a shield shape on the handle but it has not been monogrammed. The bowl of the spoon is plain. The back of the handle s stamped with Chinese characters and another cartouche has the initials TC, possibly for Tuck Chang.
The spoon is 6" (15.2cm) long and weighs a hefty 36.5 grams. It has been tested to be at least 900 solid silver. The bowl has some pin point dents near the end.