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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Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon London 1826

Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon London 1826

Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon London 1826

£60.00

Sterling Silver Tea Strainer London 1970

Sterling Silver Tea Strainer London 1970

A very fine sterling silver tea strainer made in London in 1970 in excellent condition. For more silverware, including a wide range of sterling silver tea sets, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£130.00

Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon London 1802

Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon London 1802

Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon London 1802

£65.00

Sterling Silver Cafe au Lait Set with Sucrier Sheffield 1908

Sterling Silver Cafe au Lait Set with Sucrier Sheffield 1908

A very fine sterling silver Cafe au Lait set with sucrier from 1908 in excellent condition. For more antique silverware, including a wide range of sterling silver tableware, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£475.00

George V Sterling Silver Coffee Pot by William Hair Haseler Birmingham 1912

George V Sterling Silver Coffee Pot by William Hair Haseler Birmingham 1912

George V Sterling Silver Coffee Pot by William Hair Haseler Birmingham 1912

£750.00

Sterling Silver Asprey Cafe au Lait Set Birmingham 1934-1939

Sterling Silver Asprey Cafe au Lait Set Birmingham 1934-1939

A very fine silver Cafe au lait set made in Birmingham in 1934 and 1939. For more antique silverware, including a wide range of sterling silver coffee pots, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£825.00

George III Sterling Silver Teapot London 1813

George III Sterling Silver Teapot London 1813

A very fine Regency silver teapot made in London in 1813 in excellent condition. For more antique silverware, including a wide range of sterling silver tableware, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£750.00

Sterling Silver Regency Period Teapot Joseph Angell London 1820

Sterling Silver Regency Period Teapot Joseph Angell London 1820

A Sterling Silver Regency Period Teapot Joseph Angell London 1820

£1,100.00

Mappin & Webb Sterling Silver Tea Set Sheffield 1932

Mappin & Webb Sterling Silver Tea Set Sheffield 1932

A very fine Mappin and Webb sterling silver tea set made in Sheffield in 1932. For more antique silverware, including a wide range of sterling silver tableware, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£2,600.00

George Unite Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon 1835

George Unite Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon 1835

A very fine sterling silver caddy spoon made by George Unite in 1835. For more antique silverware, including a wide range of sterling silver tableware, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£90.00

Samuel Pemberton Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon Birmingham 1816

Samuel Pemberton Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon Birmingham 1816

Samuel Pemberton Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon Birmingham 1816

£110.00

Four Piece Queen Anne Style Sterling Silver Tea Set Sheffield 1933

Four Piece Queen Anne Style Sterling Silver Tea Set Sheffield 1933

A very fine four piece sterling silver tea set made in Sheffield in 1933 in excellent condition. For more antique silverware please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£1,775.00

Mappin and Webb Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea Set Sheffield 1926

Mappin and Webb Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea Set Sheffield 1926

A very fine Mappin and Webb sterling silver tea set made in Sheffield in 1926. For more antique silverware, including a wide range of antique tea sets, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£1,325.00

Matched Tudric Pewter Tea Set and Tray c1910

Matched Tudric Pewter Tea Set and Tray c1910

A very fine matched Tudric tea set from c1910 i excellent condition. For more antique pewter, including a wide range of Liberty pewter, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£180.00

George III Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon c1800

George III Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon c1800

George III Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon c1800

£65.00

Large William IV Sterling Silver Coffee Pot London 1836

Large William IV Sterling Silver Coffee Pot London 1836

A very fine and large sterling silver coffee pot made in London in 1836. For more antique silverware, including a wide range of antique silver tea sets, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£1,250.00

A George III Sterling Silver Coffee Pot London 1762

A George III Sterling Silver Coffee Pot London 1762

George III Sterling Silver Coffee Pot London 1762

£1,400.00

Regency Provincial Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon Exeter 1820

Regency Provincial Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon Exeter 1820

A very fine Regency silver caddy spoon made in Exeter in 1820 in excellent condition. For more antique silverware, including a wide range of sterling silver tableware, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£135.00

Edward VII Sterling Silver Teapot London 1906

Edward VII Sterling Silver Teapot London 1906

A very fine sterling silver teapot made in London in 1906 in excellent condition. For more antique silverware, including a wide range of sterling silver tea sets, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£875.00

William IV Sterling Silver Teapot Newcastle 1833

William IV Sterling Silver Teapot Newcastle 1833

A very fine sterling silver teapot made in Newcastle in 1833 in excellent condition. For more antique silverware, including a wide range of sterling silver tea sets, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£1,050.00

Sterling Silver Teapot London 1854

Sterling Silver Teapot London 1854

A very fine sterling silver teapot made in London in 1854 in excellent condition. For more antique silverware, including a wide range of sterling silver tea sets, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£875.00

A Victorian Sterling Silver Spirit Tea Kettle London 1882

A Victorian Sterling Silver Spirit Tea Kettle London 1882

A Victorian Sterling Silver Spirit Tea Kettle London 1882

£1,675.00

Sterling SIlver Four Piece Tea  Set Birmingham 1932

Sterling SIlver Four Piece Tea Set Birmingham 1932

A very fine sterling silver four piece tea set from Birmingham in excellent condition. For more antique silverware, including a wide range of silver tableware, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£2,250.00

Sterling Silver Tea Set Edinburgh 1810

Sterling Silver Tea Set Edinburgh 1810

A very fine sterling silver teapot, sucrier, and creamer made in Edinburgh in 1809 and 1810 in excellent condition. For more antique silverware, including a wide range of sterling silver tea sets, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£2,100.00

Five Piece Sterling Silver Tea and Coffee Set With Kettle Sheffield 1912

Five Piece Sterling Silver Tea and Coffee Set With Kettle Sheffield 1912

A very fine and unusual five piece Sheffield sterling silver tea set from 1912 in excellent condition. For more sterling silver tea sets, as well as a wide range of other silver antiques, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£2,750.00

A Fine George III Sterling Silver Coffee Pot London 1796

A Fine George III Sterling Silver Coffee Pot London 1796

A Fine George III Sterling Silver Coffee Pot London 1796

£1,200.00

An Engraved Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon London 1834

An Engraved Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon London 1834

An Engraved Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon London 1834

£95.00

A Sterling Silver Tea Set London 1856

A Sterling Silver Tea Set London 1856

A Sterling Silver Tea Set London 1856

£1,550.00

A Four Piece George III Sterling Silver Tea  And Coffee Service London 1809

A Four Piece George III Sterling Silver Tea And Coffee Service London 1809

A Four Piece George III Sterling Silver Tea Service London 1809. Hallmarked in London For Thomas Wallis II

£2,650.00

A George IV Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Set London 1825

A George IV Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Set London 1825

George IV Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Set London 1825

£1,750.00

A Sterling Silver Sucrier and Cream Jug  London 1813

A Sterling Silver Sucrier and Cream Jug London 1813

A very fine sterling silver sucrier and cream jug from 1813 in excellent condition. For more antique sterling silver please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£625.00

WMF Silver Plate Coffee Pot Sucrier and Milk Jug c1925

WMF Silver Plate Coffee Pot Sucrier and Milk Jug c1925

WMF Silver Plate Coffee Pot Sucrier and Milk Jug c1925

£575.00

A Newcastle Sterling Silver Teapot 1836

A Newcastle Sterling Silver Teapot 1836

A Newcastle Sterling Silver Teapot 1836

£825.00

A Walker & Hall Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea Set 1920s

A Walker & Hall Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea Set 1920s

A Walker & Hall Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea Set

£1,750.00

Very Fine Regency Period Four Piece Sterling Silver Tea Set London 1818

Very Fine Regency Period Four Piece Sterling Silver Tea Set London 1818

Very Fine Regency Period Sterling Silver Tea Set London 1818

£2,400.00

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