Tea Sets Tea Pots Tea Strainers & Tea Caddy For Sale With Free UK Postage
Welcome to our current selection of antique and modern tea sets offered for sale with free UK postage. Please click any link below to browse items of choice.
Silver Tea set
George Wish, George Wish Ltd
Antique and Modern Silver Teapots For Sale by Silver2treasure. Click any link below to browse the full description and further images.
Antique Silver Georgian Teapot & Stand
Teapot – Peter, Ann & William Bateman – Stand -Samuel Godibehere & Edward Wigan
Antique silver teapot
Charles Stuart Harris
Silver Tea Caddy
Welcome to our current selection of antique and modern silver tea caddies offered for sale with free UK postage. Please click any clink below to browse images and descriptions
Silver Tea Caddy Octagonal Panels And Beaded Pattern
Silver Tea Strainers
Silver Tea Strainer Pierced Pattern To Handle
Antique Silver Bachelors Teapot Birmingham 1909 William Neale Price £185
Continental Silver Tea Caddy Rectangular Engine Turned No identifying marks – tests for silver Price £207
Silver 3 Piece Teaset 1918 41 troy oz Click here Sheffield 1918 William Hutton & Sons Ltd Price £690
Silver 3 Piece Teaset London 1926 C S Harris & Sons Ltd Price £569
Antique Silver Teapot London 1834 John James Keith Price £599
Silver Arts And Crafts Style Tea Strainer And Stand London 1972 SJC price £189
In the 17th Century Great Britain saw a huge expansion of trade world wide but particularly with China, Arabia and the Americas. New commodities such as tea, coffee and chocolate became available to those used to solely beer, wine, cider and water. The excitement this created was significant, it soon became very fashionable for people to be seen drinking tea.
This new fashion created the need for new vessels in which to prepare and serve the new commodities. A whole new industry was created to meet this demand. New items such as teapots, cream jugs, tea urns, tea kettles, sugar bowls, caddy spoons were the society must haves much like the Iphone and Ipod today.
By the mid 1600’s tea was widely available in Europe but was very expensive and initially enjoyed by the rich and wealthy. Coffee by comparison was being imported into Europe by the Venetians at a lower cost and became more widely available. This promoted a whole string of “coffee houses” being established across Europe and the UK.
The social nature of drinking tea and coffee was soon established and remains strong today. Sadly the beautifully crafted tea services and coffee pots have given way to steam boilers and plastic cups for the majority.
The true taste of real tea can only be experienced through the traditional tea leaf being brewed in the traditional teapot surrounded by a stunning antique silver tea service. This website has been created to allow you to purchase these traditional and valuable items which you can treasure for years to come and maybe recreate that original excitement.