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Pewter Tea Pot Set

American Pewter Tea Pot, 1820
Located in Kenilworth, IL
American pewter tea pot with a distressed exterior finish. Meridan, Connecticut, circa 1820.
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Antique Early 19th Century American American Classical Tea Sets

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Pewter

Tuareg African Pewter Tea Pot from Mauritania
Located in North Hollywood, CA
African tribal silver tea pot form is specific of the Mauritanian Tuareg Nomadic tribes, in north Western
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Mid-20th Century Mauritanian Folk Art Tea Sets

Materials

Brass, Copper, Pewter

African Tuareg Silver Pewter Tea Pot from Mauritania
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage African Tuareg Tea pot Mauritania Mid-20th century Tuareg teapot from Mauritania, Africa
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Mid-20th Century Mauritanian Folk Art Tea Sets

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Brass, Copper, Pewter

British Mid Century Royal Selangor Pewter & Rosewood Tea Pot By Gerald Benney
By Royal Selangor, Gerald Benney
Located in San Diego, CA
. The tea pot is made of solid pewter. In nice condition for its age. Some light patina and can be
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Late 20th Century English Tea Sets

Materials

Pewter

Havstad Norwegian Art Deco Pewter Tea Set on Serving Plate
By Gunnar Havstad
Located in New York, NY
A Norwegian Art Deco pewter tea set made by Havstad in the 1920s-1930s. The set includes spherical
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Early 20th Century Norwegian Art Deco Tea Sets

Materials

Pewter

19th Century English Pewter Tea Service
Located in Austin, TX
production, this is an extremely well-preserved three-piece pewter and brass tea service. It consists of a
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Antique Mid-19th Century English High Victorian Tea Sets

Materials

Brass, Pewter

Archibald Knox Liberty Tudric Pewter Tea Set and Tray, circa 1905
By Liberty & Co.
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Archibald Knox Liberty Tudric Pewter tea set and tray, circa 1905.Teapot, cream jug, sugar and tray
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Early 20th Century English Arts and Crafts Tea Sets

Materials

Pewter

Meeuws & Zoon Den Haag Pewter Five Piece Coffee and Tea Service Set
Located in Los Angeles, CA
tea pot. This Netherlands pewter set consists of one lidded coffee pot, one lidded tea pot, one
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Pewter

Art Nouveau German Pewter Tea Service Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This whimsical Art Nouveau German tea service consists of a covered tea pot, creamer, and sugar
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Vintage 1910s German Art Nouveau Tea Sets

Materials

Pewter

Liberty and Co. An Arts and Crafts six piece pewter tudric tea set
By Liberty & Co.
Located in London, GB
Liberty and Co. An Arts and Crafts six piece pewter tudric tea set, consisting of a teapot, water
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Vintage 1910s English Arts and Crafts Tea Sets

Materials

Pewter

Vintage Woodbury Pewter Henry Ford Museum Pewter Coffee Serving Set, 4 Piece Set
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Woodbury Pewter Henry Ford Museum Pewter coffee serving set - 4 Piece Set. Item features
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Late 20th Century Jacobean Tea Sets

Materials

Pewter

Early 19th Century Pewter and Granite Coffee Pot, Dated 1818
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early American pewter and granite coffee pot in fantastic form. This wonderful goose neck coffee
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Antique 19th Century American Tea Sets

Materials

Granite, Pewter

Vintage Art Nouveau Pewter Pot by Paul Haustein, Germany, 1905
By Paul Haustein
Located in Roma, IT
Art Nouveau pot is an original decorative object realized in 1905. Original pewter. Produced
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Antique Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Tea Sets

Materials

Pewter

British Mid Century Royal Selangor Pewter & Rosewood Coffee Pot By Gerald Benney
By Royal Selangor, Gerald Benney
Located in San Diego, CA
handle. The tea pot is made of solid pewter. In nice condition for its age. Some light patina and can be
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Late 20th Century English Tea Sets

Materials

Pewter

Antique Sheffield Silverplate Tea Set
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant classic antique sheffield silverplate tea set- 3 pieces. These are silver plated with black
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Early 20th Century English Victorian Tea Sets

Materials

Silver Plate, Pewter

Royal Holland Four-Piece Coffee or Tea Service Set
By Daalderop KDM Royal Holland, Royal Holland
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. This Royal Netherlands Metalworks set consists of two lidded pots used for coffee or tea, one creamer
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Pewter

Liberty & Co. Tea Service
By Liberty & Co.
Located in Bronx, NY
motifs over its surfaces. On the tray, one finds a large coffee/tea pot, a regular size tea pot, a sugar
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Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Tea Sets

Materials

Silver, Pewter

Liberty & Co. Tea Service
Liberty & Co. Tea Service
H 9.5 in W 21.38 in D 11.38 in
Dixon & Son 3 Piece English Pewter Coffee Service '1830'
By James Dixon & Sons
Located in Kenilworth, IL
pewter handles. Sheffield, England, circa 1830. Dimensions: Coffee Pot: 10-3/4" L x 6-1/2" W x 8-1/2
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Antique Early 19th Century English Tea Sets

Materials

Pewter

1936 Antique 3pc Reed & Barton X610 Sterling Silver Tea Coffee Serving Set 1194g
By Reed & Barton
Located in Dayton, OH
"Antique 1936 Reed and Barton number X610 sterling silver 925 tea pot, creamer and sugar bowl set
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Tea Sets

Materials

Sterling Silver

Vintage John Prip for Reed & Barton "Denmark" Coffee Service
By Reed & Barton, John Prip
Located in North Hollywood, CA
& Barton "Denmark" Coffee Service in Scandinavian style. Includes coffee pot, sugar bowl with lid, cream
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Mid-20th Century American Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Silver Plate, Pewter

Italian Midcentury Five-Piece Pewter Coffee and Tea Service
Located in Asheville, NC
Exquisite Italian five-piece pewter tea set. Coffee and tea pots, cream and sugar. Tray with nice
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Early 20th Century Italian More Dining and Entertaining

Red and Gold Lacquer Portable Tea Bucket and Cover Ryukyu Kingdom Okinawa
Located in Atlanta, GA
A rare and complete set of wood bucket with cinnabar lacquer and gold paint housing a pewter tea
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Lacquer

Materials

Pewter

Delft, Polychrome cashmere beer mug with pewter lid 1700-1710
By Delft
Located in ROSSUM, GE
initials J C St are engraved on the lid. The foot of the beer mug is set in a pewter foot ring. Dimensions
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Antique Early 18th Century Dutch Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Faience

19th Century English Regency 3 Garniture Chestnut Urns tole Tea Urn Los Angeles
Located in West Hollywood, CA
19th Century English Regency 3 Garniture Chestnut Urns tole Tea Urn Los Angeles. Early 1800’s
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Garniture

Materials

Tôle

Jugenstil Silver Plate Centerpiece on Tray / Teaset by Karl Berghof, 1905
By J.P. Kayser Sohn, Karl Berghof
Located in Roma, IT
includes: one coffee pot, one tea pot, one cream server, one sugar bowl and one rectangular tray. All the
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Antique Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Centerpieces

Materials

Silver Plate

Karl Raichle Tea Set 1930
By Karl Raichle
Located in Encino, CA
Karl RAICHLE, Urach. Mocha set, tea set. Mocha pot, creamer, sugar bowl, tray. Four pieces
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Serving Pieces

Materials

Pewter

Karl Raichle Tea Set 1930
Karl Raichle Tea Set 1930
H 4 in W 16.25 in D 8.75 in

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Located in Norton, MA
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This listing is for a handcrafted vintage teapot/kettle repurposed as a table lamp. It features a shiny copper-plated metal (aluminum) tea kettle with brass curved arms and a goosene...
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Antique Early 1900s American Victorian Table Lamps

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Primitive Antique Copper Tea Pot Coffee Kettle Cowboy Farmhouse Teapot 11"
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique copper teapot / coffee pot featuring primitive styling with nice handles and lid. Dimensions: 10.75" x 8" x 10.75" (Width x Depth x Height)
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Antique Late 19th Century Rustic Tea Sets

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Copper

Set of 12 Baccarat Paris Pattern Cobalt Blue Tumblers
By Baccarat
Located in Litchfield, CT
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Vintage 1930s French Crystal Serveware

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20th Century Yi Xing Teapot
Located in London, GB
A mid-20th century terracotta yi Xing teapot, the body and lid decorated with stylised foliage. Republic period, 1949.
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Vintage 1950s Chinese More Dining and Entertaining

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Elephant Teapot, Elephant Pitcher, Elephant Jug, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Elephant pitcher - elephant jug. A beautiful vintage pitcher in the shape of an elephant. It's a seated elephant sculpture with his feet in front and his trunk over his head. At th...
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Mid-20th Century European Modern Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

19th Century Collection Antique Arabian Tea Pots Market "Papillon" Thick Brass
Located in Vigonza, Padua
19th century collection of antique Arabian tea pots market "Papillon" in thick brass, hand embossed, and copper High respectively cm: 22, 20, 18.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Maghreb Neoclassical Tea Sets

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Copper, Brass

Moroccan Metal Brass Decorative Moorish Tray
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Moroccan Moorish hand-hammered brass tray, intricate artwork, Metalwork brass repousse Moorish geometric designs with the star of Salomon in the center. Handcrafted decorati...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Moorish Decorative Art

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Metal, Brass

Antique Japanese Cloisonné Meiji Period Dragon Footed Teapot CO#04
Located in Norton, MA
Quality work, amazing workmanship with absolutely fine details bronze cloisonné enameled teapot depicting the scene of a flying dragon with vivid colors of yellow, light golden green...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Metalwork

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Copper, Bronze

Moroccan Moorish Polished Brass Decorative Tray Wall Hanging
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Fabulous Moroccan Moorish hand-hammered brass tray, intricate multi dimension artwork, very fine Islamic Metalwork brass repousse designs. Handcrafted wall hanging decorative brass ...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Moorish Decorative Art

Materials

Brass

Antique Japanese Cloisonné Meiji Period Teapot Footed CO#03
Located in Norton, MA
Quality work, amazing workmanship with absolutely fine details bronze cloisonné enameled teapot depicting the scene of a flying bird and lots of details of floral and patterns with v...
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1950's Yellow Vernon Kilns Califonia Ceramic Large Tea Pot
Located in Van Nuys, CA
A yellow vintage Vernon Kilns ceramic large teapot is a charming and nostalgic piece that evokes a sense of classic American pottery craftsmanship. Vernon Kilns was a renowned cerami...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Tea Sets

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Ceramic

20th Century Yi Xing Tea Pot
Located in London, GB
A mid-20th century Yi Xing tea pot of small scale. Republic period 1949.
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Vintage 1950s Chinese More Dining and Entertaining

20th Century Yi Xing Tea Pot
H 2 in W 4.5 in D 3 in
Marvelous Christofle Tea and Coffee Set with Ebony Handles
By Christofle
Located in Vienna, AT
Set of five silver plated service, consisting of mocha and teapot with ebony handles, cream jug, sugar tray and tray, on the underside punctured company name, silver plated metal out...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Sheffield and Silverplate

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Metal, Gold Plate, Silver

Antique Edwardian Quality Silver Plated Three Part Tea Set
Located in Suffolk, GB
Antique Edwardian quality silver plated three part tea set consisting of a silver plated tea pot, sugar bowl and milk jug with shaped handles and a beaded edge In lovely original ...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

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Pewter Tea and Coffee Set Royal Holland Midcentury
By Daalderop KDM Royal Holland
Located in Cookeville, TN
Royal Holland manufactured this midcentury tea or coffee set. It consists of a coffee or tea pot
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Pewter

Porter Blanchard Mid Century pewter five piece Coffee and Tea Set
By Porter Blanchard
Located in Paris, ile de france
A mid century Porter Blanchard Pewter five-piece hammered Silver Plated and wicker coffee and tea
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Tea Sets

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Silver Plate, Pewter

1870s Victorian Salt Glazed White Ironstone Coffee Pot with Pewter Lid
Located in Milan, IT
This salt glazed ironstone coffee pot with a lid made from pewter was realized in Staffordshire
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Antique 1870s English Victorian Tea Sets

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Pewter

Rene Delavan French Art Deco Pewter and Wood Coffee & Tea Service
By Rene Delavan
Located in New York, NY
Hand-wrought dinanderie pewter martele coffee and tea service with vertical lines on body and
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Tea Sets

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Pewter

Just Andersen Coffee & Tea Service, Signed
By Just Andersen
Located in Brambleton, VA
A very fine, pewter and wicker wrapped handles five piece set of coffee & tea service by Just
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20th Century Danish Tea Sets

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Pewter

Just Andersen Coffee Service
Located in Charleston, SC
Four Piece Pewter Coffee Set including Modernist Designed Coffee Pot with Raffia Wrapped Handle
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Vintage 1930s Danish Tea Sets

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Pewter

Just Andersen Coffee Service
By Just Andersen
Located in Brambleton, VA
Pewter & Wicker Coffee Service Just Andersen, Signed A streamlined and beautifully designed
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20th Century Danish Tea Sets

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Pewter

LATE 18THC C. TEA POT PEWTER
Located in Los Angeles, CA
EARLY AND RARE PEWTER TEA POT WATTACHED LID GREAT AS FOUND CONDITION AND WONDERFUL FORM AND PATINA
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier American Tea Sets

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Pewter

LATE 18THC C. TEA POT PEWTER
Located in Los Angeles, CA
EARLY AND RARE PEWTER TE POT WATTACHED LID GREAT AS FOUND CONDITION AND WONDERFUL FORM PATINA
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Antique 19th Century American Tea Sets

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Pewter

Vintage round decorative Art Deco pewter tea pot Norway 1930s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lovely Norwegian Art Deco pewter tea pot shaped as a ball from ca 1930s. A special design pewter
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

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Pewter

Antique 19th Century Sellew & Co Pewter Teapot Tea Coffee Pot Acorn Finial
Located in Dayton, OH
"Antique mid to early 19th century American pewter teapot with acorn finial by Sellew & Co of
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Antique Early 19th Century Early Victorian Tea Sets

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Pewter

Hand-Hammered Four-Piece English Pewter Tea Set, c. 1930
Located in Port Chester, NY
A small hand-hammered pewter tea set from England, circa 1930. The tea pot, sugar bowl and creamer
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Vintage 1930s English Tea Sets

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Located in Philadelphia, PA
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Early 20th Century Regency Tea Sets

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Royal Holland Pewter Four-Piece Coffee or Tea Serving Set
By Dansk, Royal Holland, Jens Quistgaard, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Tea Sets

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Pewter

Royal Holland Pewter Four-Piece Coffee or Tea Serving Set
By Royal Holland
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Fenton Bros Sheffield England Art Nouveau Pewter Tea Coffee Tray Set
By Fenton Brothers
Located in Atlanta, GA
Refine English Art Nouveau polished pewter tea or coffee serving set with tray by Fenton Bros Ltd
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Vintage 1910s British Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Four Piece Pewter Empire Style Coffee Set
Located in Troy, MI
Elegant four piece pewter coffee set includes a tray, two spouted pots and a sugar caddy. The three
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Early 20th Century English Tea Sets

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Pewter

Lighthouse Form Pewter Coffee Pot with Hinged Lid by Kirk-Stieff, 1979
By Kirk-Stieff
Located in Kenilworth, IL
Academic Revival lighthouse form pewter coffee pot with hinged lid and carved wooden handle
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Vintage 1970s American Tea Sets

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Pewter

Art Nouveau French Pewter Coffee Service Set
Located in Dallas, TX
Art Nouveau period French Pewter coffee service set. Elegant complete French five-piece pewter tea
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Tea Sets

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Pewter

Art Deco Botanical Pewter Coffee Set on Tray
Located in Troy, MI
This Art Deco pewter coffee serving set includes coffee carafe, tea pot, sugar and creamer on a
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Vintage 1930s French Tea Sets

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Pewter

Coffee and Tea Service by KDM Royal Holland
By Daalderop KDM Royal Holland
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish pewter coffee and tea service is by the KMD Royal Holland and will make a definite
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Tea Sets

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Pewter

French Porcelain Chocolate Pot on Stand
Located in Vista, CA
French porcelain chocolate pot on stand, 19th century, the baluster pot with gilt and line
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Early 20th Century French Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Antique original 1895 Liberty & Co Arts and Crafts hammered copper mirror
By Liberty & Co., Archibald Knox
Located in Highclere, Newbury
ornamental and utilitarian objects with ease. From Silver and Pewter tea sets, to mirrors, watercolour
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Antique 1890s British Arts and Crafts Wall Mirrors

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Copper

Pierre DuMont Art Deco Pewter Tea Coffee Set, 4 Pieces
By Pierre-Lucien DuMont
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant polished pewter tea or coffee set of 4 pieces by Pierre-Lucien DuMont, France. Set is build
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Tea Sets

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Pewter, Metal

English Pewter Four-Piece Coffee Tea Service
By Grayson & Son
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1940s four piece English pewter coffee / tea set includes coffee pot, tea pot, sugar and
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Mid-20th Century English Tea Sets

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Avant Garde Coffee or Tea Set by James Seavey
Located in Cincinnati, OH
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PC Consolidated Listing
Located in San Diego, CA
Midcentury Stainless Steel "Cylindia" Tea Pot by Arne Jacobsen for Lauffer , 5 x 5.5 x 9.25 ,f_21196742
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20th Century Serving Bowls

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Enamel

PC Consolidated Listing
PC Consolidated Listing
H 6 in W 6 in D 2 in
Pewter Tea Pot
By Alice & Eugene Louis Chanal
Located in Bridport, CT
Hand-hammered pewter tea pot. Alice + Eugene Chanal.
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Antique 1890s French Tea Sets

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Pewter

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18th Century Pewter Coffee Pot from Brussels
Located in Atlanta, GA
A number of different motifs were used to decorate this wonderfully old pewter coffee pot. There
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Belgian Tea Sets

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Pewter

Boswell Gleason Pewter Teapot
Located in Carson City, NV
rare pewter teapot. It is marked "4000" as the model number. The pot is also numbered "10" on the
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Antique 19th Century American Tea Sets

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Pewter

Antique Liberty & Co. English Tudric Tea Set by W.H. Haseler, circa 1905
By William Hair Haseler, Archibald Knox, Liberty & Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An early 20th century English Arts and Crafts pewter tea set comprised of four pieces: A teapot
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Early 20th Century English Arts and Crafts Tea Sets

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WMF Art Nouveau Tea Service
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in New York, NY
A WMF Art Nouveau Pewter Tea and Coffee Service, circa 1904, Germany retailed by Casa Costa, in
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WMF Art Nouveau Tea Service
WMF Art Nouveau Tea Service
H 2 in W 24 in D 16.75 in
Important and Rare Tea and Coffee Service by Christian Fjerdingstad
By Christian Fjerdingstad
Located in Paris, FR
Franco-Danish silversmith and designer Christian Fjerdingstad, comprising tea pot, coffee pot, sugar bowl
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Silver

China, Zisha Teapot, Daoguang Period, 1840
Located in Paris, FR
China, a zisha tea pot, pewter and jade over a Yixing teapot. Poem and signature by You Xiangming
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Tea Sets

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China, Zisha Teapot, Daoguang Period, 1840
China, Zisha Teapot, Daoguang Period, 1840
H 3.94 in W 7.09 in D 3.75 in
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Pewter Tea Pot Set For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal pewter tea pot set for your home. Frequently made of metal, pewter and silver, every pewter tea pot set was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the pewter tea pot set you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A pewter tea pot set made by Art Deco designers — as well as those associated with Art Nouveau — is very popular. A well-made pewter tea pot set has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Gunnar Havstad, J.P. Kayser Sohn and John Prip are consistently popular.

How Much is a Pewter Tea Pot Set?

The average selling price for a pewter tea pot set at 1stDibs is $980, while they’re typically $150 on the low end and $15,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right tea-sets for You

Ready to serve high tea and brunch for your family and friends? Start with the right antique, new or vintage tea set.

Tea is a multicultural, multinational beverage and isn’t confined to any particular lifestyle or age group. It has humble beginnings, and one of its best-known origin stories places the first cups of tea in 2700 B.C. in China, where it was recognized for its medicinal properties. Jump ahead to 17th-century England, when Chinese tea began to arrive at ports in London. During the early 1800s, tea became widely affordable, and the concept of teatime took shape all over England. Today, more than 150 million people reportedly drink tea daily in the United States.

Early tea drinkers enjoyed their beverage in a bowl, and English potters eventually added a handle to the porcelain bowls so that burning your fingers became less of a teatime hazard. With the rise in the popularity of teatime, tea sets, also referred to as tea service, became a hot commodity.

During Queen Victoria’s reign, teakettles and coffeepots were added to tea services that were quite large — indeed, small baked goods were served with your drink back then, and a tea set could include many teacups and saucers, a milk pot and other accessories.

During the early 1920s, a sterling-silver full tea service and tray designed by Tiffany & Co. might include a hot-water kettle on a stand, a coffeepot, teapot, a creamer with a small lip spout, a waste bowl and a bowl for sugar, which the British were stirring into tea as early as the 18th century.

But you don’t have to limit your tea set to Victorian or Art Deco styles — shake up teatime with an artful contemporary service. If the bold porcelain cups and saucers by Italian brand Seletti are too unconventional for your otherwise subdued tea circle, find antique services on 1stDibs from Japan, France and other locales as well as vintage mid-century modern tea sets and neoclassical designs.

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