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Tea Sets Coffee Pots And Chocolate

A collection including an antique silver tea set or two, the requisite silver serving tray, a teapot stand, a silver coffee pot, a complete coffee set sugar bowls and a chocolate pot for good measure.

Sterling silver tea sets are the most British of antiques. Tea in the 16th century was the preserve of the rich, however by the mid 19th century with tea being grown commercially in British India it became part of the staple diet, to be sweetened with sugar that was itself another basic commodity by the mid Victorian period. Drinking tea and the formal afternoon tea and high tea remained civilised as the the leaves permeated through all levels of society.

For those unable to afford the sterling silver tea service then the artisans of Sheffield manufactured silver plate sets to meet the demand.

Coffee and chocolate were both introduced to Britain before the commercial availability of tea. Coffeehouses were places for political discouse and business although some did have a reputation for criminality and vice. The price to all men of a cup of coffee was a penny and some of the penny universites gained a reputatiuon for republicanism. Charles II tried to have them closed. Some of our greatest institutions and businesses were founded in coffeeshops. Lloyds of London, the London stock exchange and even the auctioneer Christies.

The less well known Chocolatehouses were far more bawdy affairs on the whole and were not frequented by the gentry. Both coffee and chocolate fell out of favour during the late 18th and early 19th century swept away by the tidal wave of tea. It was not until the 1950s and the Bohemian coffee shops of Soho that tea lost some of its social cachet. The demise of the Lyons Cornerhouses to be replaced by homogenous Costanerobucks is imperfect retrogression.

A silver tea pot be that Georgian or art deco is the final touch of finesse with sandwiches and cake around 4pm. No sprinkles please we are British.



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A Sterling Silver Teapot London 1809

A Sterling Silver Teapot London 1809

A Sterling Silver Teapot London 1809

£725.00

Art Deco Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Set London 1938

Art Deco Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Set London 1938

Deco Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Set London 1938

£950.00

Three Piece Sterling Silver Tea Set by Selfridge and Co Birmingham 1933

Three Piece Sterling Silver Tea Set by Selfridge and Co Birmingham 1933

Three Piece Sterling Silver Tea Set by Selfridge and Co Birmingham 1933

£575.00

A Deco Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea Service Sheffield 1946

A Deco Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea Service Sheffield 1946

A Deco Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea Service Sheffield 1946

£1,250.00

Three Piece Silver Tea Set Designed By Archibald Knox for Liberty 1905/06

Three Piece Silver Tea Set Designed By Archibald Knox for Liberty 1905/06

Three Piece Silver Tea Set Designed By Archibald Knox for Liberty 1905/06

£1,950.00

Georgian Sterling Silver Teapot London 1811

Georgian Sterling Silver Teapot London 1811

A very fine Regency silver teapot made in London 1811 in excellent condition. For more antique sterling silver, including a wide range of silver tableware, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£675.00

Sterling Silver Tea Set By Dorothy Langlands of Newcastle 1808

Sterling Silver Tea Set By Dorothy Langlands of Newcastle 1808

Sterling Silver Tea Set By Dorothy Langlands of Newcastle 1808. Dorothy was yet another lady silversmith who was not permitted to mark her own silver until her husband John Langlands had passed away.

£1,250.00

Very Fine George III Sterling Silver Tea Set London 1818

Very Fine George III Sterling Silver Tea Set London 1818

The is the finest quality Georgian silver tea set that we have offered for sale.

£2,300.00

A Marked Newlyn Nautical Copper Tea Caddy

A Marked Newlyn Nautical Copper Tea Caddy

High relief caravels set upon the waves. A Marked Newlyn Nautical Copper Tea Caddy or biscuit bow

£325.00

Three Piece Sterling Silver Tea Set Sheffield 1892

Three Piece Sterling Silver Tea Set Sheffield 1892

Three Piece Sterling Silver Tea Set Sheffield 1892

£675.00

A Very Fine Etruscan Style Georgian Sterling Silver Teapot London 1825

A Very Fine Etruscan Style Georgian Sterling Silver Teapot London 1825

A Very Fine Etruscan Style Georgian Sterling Silver Teapot London 1825, George Knight

£1,050.00

Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service Birmingham 1926

Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service Birmingham 1926

Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service Birmingham 1926

£975.00

An Italian 800 Standard Silver Teapot c1820

An Italian 800 Standard Silver Teapot c1820

An Italian 800 Silver Teapot c1815

£625.00

George IV Sterling Silver Teapot London 1829

George IV Sterling Silver Teapot London 1829

A very fine Georgian silver teapot from 1829 in excellent condition. For more antique silverware, including a wide range of silver tea sets and silver coffee pots, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£725.00

Regency Period Sterling Silver Teapot Hallmarked London 1818

Regency Period Sterling Silver Teapot Hallmarked London 1818

This shape was frequently used by the great Paul Storr in the first decade of the 19th century

£975.00

A Pair Of Provincial Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs Edinburgh 1808

A Pair Of Provincial Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs Edinburgh 1808

A pair of Scottish silver sugar tongs

£60.00

Sterling Silver Cream Jug London 1800

Sterling Silver Cream Jug London 1800

A very fine sterling silver cream jug from 1800 in excellent condition. For more antique silverware, including a wide range of silver tea sets, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£220.00

Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs Edinburgh 1819

Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs Edinburgh 1819

A very fine pair of sterling silver sugar tongs made in Edinburgh in 1819. For more Georgian silver as well as a wide range of other antique silver please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£75.00

George IV Sterling Silver Coffee Pot London 1829

George IV Sterling Silver Coffee Pot London 1829

A very fine George IV sterling silver coffee pot from 1829 in excellent condition. For more antique sterling silver including Georgian and Victorian tea sets please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£625.00

Georgian Sterling Silver Sucrier London 1817

Georgian Sterling Silver Sucrier London 1817

Georgian silver sugar box London 1817

£280.00

Victorian Silver Coffee Pot Sheffield 1896

Victorian Silver Coffee Pot Sheffield 1896

Victorian antiques, silver and glassware for sale at our antique shop online

£490.00

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