Gallery 3 – Queen Anne Tea & Coffee Set c.1720

Gallery 3 – Queen Anne Tea & Coffee Set c.1720

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QUEEN ANNE TEA AND COFFEE SET c1720

Miniature silver Kettle & Spirit Lamp with Tripod Floor Stand
Miniature silver Kettle & Spirit Lamp with Tripod Floor Stand
Kettle & Spirit Lamp . When the kitchen can be a long cold walk away, a kettle and spirit lamp that are suitably refined for the sitting room giving a handy supply of hot water for the teapot, would be very welcome for afternoons “at home”. The ebony handle swings clear of the lid for filling, the kettle lifts off the lamp stand giving access to the lamp which itself lifts out, the lid coming off for filling with spirit which is drawn up the wick and lit to provide the heat. The butler can carry the whole using the two jointed handles, the table surface protected by ebony feet beneath the scrolled legs.
Price £575.00
The Tripod floor stand is extravagance, removing even the need for a suitable flat surface at hand height.
Price £295.00Bought together total price £865
Miniature silver teapot
Miniature silver teapot
Teapot, 14mm high. Pear shaped with ebony handle, open spout. Early teapots were small as tea was rare and expensive
Price. £215.00
Miniature silver coffee pot
Miniature silver coffee pot
Coffee Pot, 20mm high. Ebony handle, open spout.
Price. £225.00
Miniature silver Chocolate Pot
Miniature silver Chocolate Pot
Chocolate Pot & Swizzle stick, Ebony handle, open spout. Chocolate pots can be interchangeable with coffee pots, but are distinguished by having a small opening in the top of the lid for a swizzle stick which sits in the pot and can stir up the chocolate sediment without losing heat. The handle was often on the side, at a right angle to the spout.
Price. £235.00
Miniature silver sugar bowl & milk jug
Miniature silver sugar bowl & milk jug
Sugar Bowl (left)The lid on the sugar bowl can be upturned for use as a teaspoon tray, as cups did not have saucers.
Price. £68.00Milk Jug (right) It was unusual to take tea with milk at this time and it is just as likely that these little jugs were used for spirits.
Price. £68.00
Miniature silver tea caddy
Miniature silver tea caddy
Tea Caddy 13mm high. The cap lifts off to allow the tea to be poured and measured in capfuls, no need for a caddy spoon, and the top slides back for refilling.
Price. £83.00
Miniature silver salver
Miniature silver salver
Salver well 32mm x 22mm. Salvers are earlier than trays and developed from having a central foot to having small feet at the rim, and are without handles.
Price. £84.00