Chinese burial tea set
So much for our Professor of Antiquities! He did a good job with the translation though!
I have attached 2 more photos with a higher definition which hopefully allow you to better see the decoration and the base. I should have added size - the above teapot is approx 3.5 inches to the top of the lid. There is a light brown/reddish colour coming through on some of them in places - which I guess should have alerted me. Pity, I thought that he was quite genuine in his knowledge/expertise. That said it was an unforgettable experience visiting China in those days.