Gallery 1 – Oval Georgian Tea Set c.1745

 Gallery 1 – Oval Georgian Tea Set c.1745

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OVAL GEORGIAN TEA SET WITH ENGRAVED FRIEZE C.1745

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