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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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Art Nouveau WMF Tea Set and Serving Tray c1910

Art Nouveau WMF Tea Set and Serving Tray c1910

Art Nouveau WMF Tea Set and Serving Tray c1910

£625.00

Harrods Sterling Silver Art Deco Café au Lait Set London 1935

Harrods Sterling Silver Art Deco Café au Lait Set London 1935

A sterling silver coffeepot and teapot pari made for Harrods in 1935

£675.00

Georgian Sterling Silver Teapot Lodon 1818

Georgian Sterling Silver Teapot Lodon 1818

A very fine Georgian sterling silver teapot made in London in 1818 in excellent condition. For more antique silverware, including a wide range of silver tableware, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£525.00

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

Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs Edinburgh 1822

Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs Edinburgh 1822

A fine pair of sterling silver sugar tongs from 1822 in excellent condition. For more antique sterling silver, including a wide range of silver tea wares, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£70.00

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

Old Sheffield Silver Plate Cream Jug c1810 Was £60

Old Sheffield Silver Plate Cream Jug c1810 Was £60

A very fine Sheffield plate cream jug from c1800 in good condition. For more antique silver including antique silver tea sets please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£40.00

Sterling Silver Chocolate Pot London 1823

Sterling Silver Chocolate Pot London 1823

A very fine antique silver chocolate pot from 1823 in good condition. For more antique silverware as well as a wide range of antique glassware and porcelain please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£375.00

Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Chester 1912

Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Chester 1912

A repousse decorated British sterling silver tea caddy, made in Chester in 1912, in good condition. For more antique silverware, porcelain, and glassware please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£225.00

Sterling Silver Tea Service 1912

Sterling Silver Tea Service 1912

A sterling silver tea service including teapot, sucrier, and cream jug in excellent condition. For more antique silverware, glassware, and porcelain please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£625.00

Four Piece Sterling Silver Tea and Coffee Service 1895

Four Piece Sterling Silver Tea and Coffee Service 1895

A very fine four piece sterling silver tea and coffee service from 1895 in excellent condition. For more antique silver please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£675.00

Complete Sterling Silver Tea and Coffee Service London 1838

Complete Sterling Silver Tea and Coffee Service London 1838

An extraordinary tea service given as a prize for coming second at the Kelso spring meeting 1838, for anyone with an interest in silver or horse-racing.

£1,650.00

Victorian Silver Coffee Pot London 1886

Victorian Silver Coffee Pot London 1886

Wonderfully decorated antique silver teapots and coffee pots for sale visit our antiques shop online

£495.00

Georgian Silver Swing Handle Basket  London 1768

Georgian Silver Swing Handle Basket London 1768

Georgian silver swing handle basket hallmarked London 1768

£425.00

George III Silver Cream Jug 1795

George III Silver Cream Jug 1795

A silver helmet shapes cream jug in excellent condition hallmarked 1795. For more antique silverware please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£175.00

Georgian Sterling Silver Sugar Caster London 1782

Georgian Sterling Silver Sugar Caster London 1782

A Georgian silver sugar caster in excellent condition hallmarked in London in 1782 for Benjamin Montigue

£375.00

Sterling Silver Coffee Pot Birmingham 1934

Sterling Silver Coffee Pot Birmingham 1934

A sterling silver coffee pot hallmarked 1934 in excellent condition made in Birmingham by J Collyers. For more antique silverware please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£550.00

George V Silver Hot Water Jug Birmingham 1914

George V Silver Hot Water Jug Birmingham 1914

A wonderful decorated antique silver hot water pot made in Birmingham in 1914

£350.00

Sterling Silver Art Deco Teaset London 1937

Sterling Silver Art Deco Teaset London 1937

A superb quality silver teaset in the art deco made from very heavy gauge silver. It weights 31.8 troy ( 16 pennyweights for the non decimal)

£850.00

Art Deco Sterling Silver Teaset Birmingham 1935

Art Deco Sterling Silver Teaset Birmingham 1935

We only knew of JW Benson in the context of watchmaking. Prior to being taken over by Mappin and Webb they did produce tablewares and fine ones to boot. For more antique silver please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£925.00

Georgian Sterling Silver Sucrier London 1817

Georgian Sterling Silver Sucrier London 1817

Georgian silver sugar box London 1817

£340.00

Sterling Silver Tea and Coffee Service Birmingham 1924

Sterling Silver Tea and Coffee Service Birmingham 1924

A very fine bright-cut silver tea and coffe servive by Elkington and Co of Birmingham in 1924

£1,650.00

George IV Silver Teapot London c1829

George IV Silver Teapot London c1829

Antique silver teapots for tea lovers, collectors and investors alike at our online antique store

£650.00

George III Silver Teapot London c1809

George III Silver Teapot London c1809

Antique silver and collectables from established antique dealers

£495.00

Victorian Silver Coffee Pot Sheffield 1896

Victorian Silver Coffee Pot Sheffield 1896

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

£535.00

George V Silver Coffee Pot Birmingham 1921

George V Silver Coffee Pot Birmingham 1921

English antique sterling silver coffee pot at the online antique store

£640.00

Georgian Silver Sugar Basket London 1793

Georgian Silver Sugar Basket London 1793

A superb antique silver sugar basket made in London 1793 by William Stroud

£375.00

George III Silver Cream Jug London 1795

George III Silver Cream Jug London 1795

Antique silver cream jug, the helmet form was very popular in the 18th century and still has appeal today

£190.00

George III Silver Caster London 1770

George III Silver Caster London 1770

An antique silver caster. Casters and pepper pots are very similar and are distinguishable by size alone

£275.00

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