Dating silver tea services

A proper European tea ceremony would not be complete without a sterling tea set, as the tradition of serving tea with a sterling silver set dates back centuries.

Tea made its way to Europe in the 17th century when affluent merchants and nobility took up drinking tea.

This attitude meant that the service became grander, to reflect the grandeur of the occasion.

#BO862Sale Price: BP478Modern sterling silver bowl.

Deep and ovoid bowl with faceted and concave sides and reeded rim.

Made by William Gibson and John Langman in London in 1898. Dome foot has twisted fluting and is mounted to square stepped foot.

#BP478Sale Price: BO941Pair of Victorian sterling silver candlesticks. Hallmark includes retailer’s name Goldsmiths Company.

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