Chinese burial tea set
Hi, I bought this tea set during a business trip to Shanghai in the 1980s to support a US partner company. We were accompanied by a US university Professor of Antiquities who had been brought along by the US company to act as translator. Whilst in Shanghai we visited the antique area and he advised me to buy the items in the tea set in the photograph, which came from a number of different stalls - although the patterns appear to match. The mark on 2 of the drinking cups are the same, but although I can see similarities between the other objects they are look slightly different. I have uploaded 3 of the marks for a cup, teapot & bowl. Be grateful for any interpretation that can be given, plus an idea of age - as I have forgotten what he told me at the time I bought them.