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Gallery 1 - Oval Georgian Tea Set c.1745

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OVAL GEORGIAN TEA SET
WITH ENGRAVED FRIEZE C1745

Miniature silver teapot


Teapot 14mm high. The heat meant an insulated handle was needed, here made of ebony, and a wood lined stand to prevent damage to polished surfaces. The lid lifts off and the open spout has a fret of holes at the base to strain the tea leaves. A small person could make and pour a cup of tea without burning their fingers.

 

Miniature silver sugar basket & milk jug


Sugar Basket (right), to hold lump sugar served with tongs. At first tea was drunk without milk but quite sweet. Swing handle, 13 mm long.
Price £85.00
Milk Jug (left) Milk or cream began to be widely drunk with tea around the mid 17thC to counteract the alleged bad effects of tea on the nervous system.
Price £70.00

 

Miniature silver Tea strainer, caddy spoons & sugar tongs


Tea Strainer
(left) pierced handles and bowl, sits on a separate drip pan
Price £26.00
Caddy Spoon (centre left) fiddle pattern,
Price £ 11.00
Caddy Spoon (centre right) kept in caddy and made in many shapes and styles, this one being in the form of a hand
Price £11.00
Sugar Tongs (right) 9mm long.
Price £12.00

 

Miniature silver tea caddy


Tea Caddy with, lift off lid and ebony knob. Often with a lock, or kept in a locked box as tea was expensive. The name derives from the Malayan measure of tea, "kati", about 1 1/3 lbs
Price £90.00


Miniature silver tea tray

 


Tea Tray. Trays usually have handles and no feet. The well measures 40mm x 26mm
Price £98.00

 

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