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Japanese Contemporary Gilded Blue Red Ko-Imari Short Stem Porcelain Mug Cup
Located in Takarazuka, JP
Stunning contemporary Japanese Ko-Imari style short stem porcelain mug cup, intricately hand painted on a gracefully shaped body in cobalt blue, red and green and generous applicatio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Meiji Tea Sets

Materials

Gold

Belleek Cabaret Tea Set, Cream Cob Lustre, Erne, Victorian, 1890s
Located in London, GB
This is an extremely rare Belleek cabaret set for two, or "tête-à-tête", made in the Erne series brought out in the 1890s. The items carry the 2nd Black Mark, used between 1891 and 1926. The set consists of a teapot, a milk jug, a sugar bowl, two teacups and saucers, and a large matching tray. This set is very fine and with its restrained cream-white colour it would make a wonderful wedding gift! If you ever thought Belleek fine china looks, sounds and feels unique, you are right. There is a back story to this extraordinarily fine Irish eggshell porcelain, which has an unusually high amount of "frit" and therefore is thinner and finer than any other china. Pottery in Belleek (in the now Northern-Irish area of Fermanagh) had started in 1849 with John Caldwell Bloomfield, who was a wealthy land owner. During the Irish famine he realised that unless he would find a way for his tenants to make a profit off the land, they would starve. Agriculture had become impossible due to the agricultural diseases. This caused millions to starve and more millions to leave. As an amateur mineralogist, John Caldwell Bloomfield realised that his land had exactly the right mineral deposits to be used as clay for porcelain. He involved several investors and scientists and after many years of research, trial, error, the building of a railway line to import coal from England, and building a factory, the Belleek pottery resulted, employing the local people and soon producing the finest china made with clay from the Belleek area. What had started as a way to fend off famine among the local tenants had became a story of incredible success by the 1880s as Queen Victoria fell in love with the fine white china and the many homely, slightly bizarre but nature-loving designs; this was different from English tradition, yet it was very much to the taste of the British who had developed a real love for home-made fine china since it was introduced in the late 18th Century. Belleek not only brought out many tea services, but started a new tradition of intricately woven porcelain baskets. Soon the English nobility started to place big orders and the pottery is still flourishing today and selling its wares the world over, while in England most potteries have long disappeared. Belleek made many cabaret services, often called breakfast services or "tête-à-tête" services; these were used to carry breakfast tea up to the bedroom. Queen Victoria bought one in the Echinus style during a visit to the factory in the 1860s, and ever since Belleek's cabaret services have been in great demand. Nowadays there are very few of these left and it is rare to find a full service like this. The Erne series was named after the river right besides the Belleek factory. This river forms the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, with the factory on the Northern Irish end of the bridge at Belleek. The pattern seems to be a play on the baskets and nets of the fishermen who once fished the abundant trout and salmon on the river Erne and the lake that belongs to it. The items carry the second Black Mark, which was used between 1891 and 1926, however the very fine quality of the porcelain indicates that most pieces of the set are more likely to be from the 1890s than from the 20th Century. You will see that the shade of cob lustre is different on each item; this is normal for Belleek tea sets...
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Late 19th Century Northern Irish Victorian Antique Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Stoneware Teacup with Nuka Glaze by Mats Svensson
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted stoneware teacup with Nuka glaze by Mats Svensson Sweden, 2010-2020.
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Stoneware

Pair of Gilt Chinese Tea Cups with White Cranes
Located in Chicago, IL
Tea drinking has been an integral part of Chinese culture for centuries, resulting in a wide range of social customs and material traditions both practical and decorative. This pair ...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Antique Tiffany Aesthetic Exotic Sterling Silver Turkish Coffeepot
Located in New York, NY
Aesthetic sterling silver Turkish coffeepot. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Upward tapering neck and round bowl. Ball-cover hinge-mounted to c-scroll handle with applied ribbed t...
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Late 19th Century American Aesthetic Movement Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Sterling Silver

Paris French Porcelain Coffee Espresso or Tea Demitasse Cup & Saucer, Set of 4
By Lerosey China
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful and rare set of four (4) French porcelain coffee espresso or tea demitasse cup and saucer set in white porcelain and magenta pink, by Toy-Le Rosey, Paris, France, ci...
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Early 20th Century French Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Five-Piece Sterling Silver Coffee & Tea Service by Whiting
Located in Shippensburg, PA
GEORGE III STYLE FIVE-PIECE STERLING SILVER COFFEE AND TEA SERVICE SETBy Whiting Manufacturing Co., New York; each with Whiting hallmark (two-headed chimera w/ encircled W), "3358 / ...
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20th Century American George III Tea Sets

Materials

Silver

French Silver Plate Five Piece Tea / Coffee Service by Christofle
Located in Tarry Town, NY
Indulge in the timeless allure of this neoclassical design with this opulent five-piece coffee and tea set meticulously crafted by the esteemed Christofle. This exquisite service, fe...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Tea Sets

Materials

Silver Plate

Frank Brangwyn Royal Doulton Art Deco Harvest Pattern Cup & Saucer
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish and scarce Art Deco Royal Doulton cup and saucer decorated in a harvest pattern by renowned Welsh artist Sir Frank William Brangwyn (Belgia...
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1930s English Art Deco Vintage Tea Sets

Materials

Pottery

Stoneware Teacup with Nuka Glaze by Mats Svensson
Located in New York, NY
Stoneware teacup with nuka glaze Handmade by Mats Svensson Sweden, 2020.
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Stoneware

Danish Silver Plated Tea & Coffee Set by Hans Bunde for Cohr
Located in London, GB
Mid-Century Modern streamlined silver plated tea and coffee set including sugar bowl, milk jug and water jug was designed by Hans Bunde for Cohr in 1960's, Danish. The set is ready t...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Tea Sets

Materials

Silver Plate

19th Century Belleek Footed Shell Porcelain Teapot, Second Period
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This rare late 19th century footed porcelain teapot was made by Belleek of Ireland in the shell pattern. The lid and body of the piece feature a series of moulded relief scallop shel...
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1890s Irish Victorian Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

WMF Silver Plate Coffee Pot Sucrier and Milk Jug, c1925
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
WMF Silver Plate Coffee Pot Sucrier and Milk Jug, c1925 Additional information: Date : c1925 Period : Victoria or Edward VII (Emperor Wilhelm II) Marks : GUST.L.HAUER - FRANKFURT A....
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20th Century German Victorian Tea Sets

Materials

Silver

Geometric Design Silver-Plate Tea or Coffee Set, Manner of Gio Ponti
Located in East Hampton, NY
Marked "Made in Spain", this set of three silver-plate vessels for tea or coffee service are very much in the style of Gio Ponti. The set includes a tall covered lid coffee pot, a covered lid sugar bowl and a creamer. Dimensions: Tall pot...
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1960s Spanish Art Deco Vintage Tea Sets

Materials

Silver Plate

Royal Doulton White Blue Gold Coffee or Tea Demitasse Cup & Saucer, circa 19th C
Located in New York, NY
A very special English Royal Doulton for luxury retailer Davis Collamore & Co LTD, espresso coffee or tea demitasse cup and saucer set, ci...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Gold

Fine Midcentury Tapio Wirkkala Rosenthal Coffee Set Gilt White Porcelain 1960s
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Fine and exquisite Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal studio-linie gilt white porcelain coffee set for 6 persons, Germany around 1960s to 1970s. This set belongs to the cabinet pieces so r...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Galatix Hand Made Burma Teak Tea Service Set 6 & Tray
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful vintage Mid-Century Modern Galatix hand-made Burma teak tea service set of 6 glass inserts, 6 Burma teak cup vessels, and a Burma teak serving tray....
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Glass, Teak

Victorian Antique Sterling Silver Sugar and Cream Set, London, 1894
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1894 by Gibson & Langman, this Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Sugar And Cream, features half fluted decoration, reed borders and gilt interiors. The s...
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1890s English Victorian Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Sterling Silver

Porcelain Teaset by Royal Limoges France, 1990s
Located in Delft, NL
Porcelain Teaset by Royal Limoges France, 1990s A porcelain tea set consists of 12 person tea cups and saucers, 12 plates of 19.5 cm diagonal. A teapot with a sugar bowl and milk ju...
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20th Century French Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Gorham Sterling Silver 1905 Royal Oak 6-Piece Tea & Coffee Set Art Nouveau Style
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite Gorham sterling silver tea set, in Royal Oak pattern, from circa 1905 and in Art Nouveau style, beautifully crafted, with heavy gage, adorned with various natural and scrol...
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Midcentury Cylinda Tea Pot and Stove by Arne Jacobsen for Stelton
Located in Dronten, NL
Complete Cylinda Line stainless steel tea set, designed in 1967 by Arne Jacobsen and manufactured by Stelton Denmark. Consisting of: tea pot with lid, 9.25" w x 5.13" d x 5.13" h ...
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Tea Sets

Materials

Stainless Steel

Crakeled Ceramic Tea Pot Attributed Green Color 20 th Century France
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Crakeled Ceramic tea pot atributed. Green Color, good condition, Seens to have not been used. France 20th Century.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic

CERRO Sugar & Cream Set, Black Horn & Alpaca Silver
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Not everything is organic in northern Argentinean hills. As we cast our eyes on the landscapes, we also find geometry that makes us travel with our imagination. Mini square, rectangu...
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2010s Argentine Organic Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Metal

CERRO Sugar & Cream Set, Bone & Alpaca Silver
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Not everything is organic in northern Argentinean hills. As we cast our eyes on the landscapes, we also find geometry that makes us travel with our imagination. Mini square, rectangu...
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2010s Argentine Organic Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Metal

Vintage Musterschultz Cameo Tea Set in Powder Blue and White
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Gorgeous vintage Czechoslovakian tea set consisting of 4 cups, 4 saucers, 6 desert plates, 1 sugar bowl with lid, 1 creamer and 1 tea pot with lid. ...
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1970s Czech Vintage Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Silver tea set, ca 1900
Located in Delft, NL
Silver tea set, ca 1900 A silver tea set with a teapot, sugar bowl and a milk jug in an oval shape with a scalloped pattern and is lightly hammered. Very elegant. It is silver marke...
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Early 20th Century European Tea Sets

Materials

Silver

Quality antique George III copper kettle
Located in Ipswich, GB
Quality antique George III copper kettle, having a quality George III copper kettle with a shaped handle to the top, removable lid and the original brass knob.
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Early 1800s English Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Copper

1800s Antique William IV Sterling Silver Teapot by Charles Fox II
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An magnificent, fine and impressive antique William IV English sterling silver teapot made by Charles Fox II - boxed; an addition to our silver teaware collection This magnificent, ...
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1830s British William IV Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Sterling Silver

Limoges Porcelain Tea and Coffee Set.
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
" Limoges Porcelain Tea and Coffee Set. " Porcelain tea or coffee service, composed of 4 cups and saucers, a teapot and a tray, 20th century. h: 22cm, l: 41cm, p: 37,5cm
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20th Century French Louis XV Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Antique Elkington & Co. Silver Plated Spirit Kettle with Floral Decoration
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique spirit kettle was made by the well known Elkington & Co. of England in approximately 1880 and done in the period Victorian style. Th...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Silver Plate

Silver Teaset Brothers Grachev St. Petersburg Russian 1899-1908
Located in Münster, DE
Tea core, set of tea and mocha pot, milk and sugar, Grachev brothers St. Petersburg, court jewelers of the tsar, date of origin 1899 - 1908, silver, total weight 1.215 grams, hallmar...
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Late 19th Century Russian Art Nouveau Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Silver

Vintage Four Piece Vebelux Copper & Hammered Brass Coffee Set
Located in EDENSOR PARK, NSW
This stunning 4 piece coffee set made by Vabelux Belgium in the mid late 1900s. This pieces can be used as display or usable either way it is a beautiful piece to add to your collect...
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Mid-20th Century Tea Sets

Materials

Brass, Copper

1930s Wedgwood Lustreware Tea Cups & Saucers, Set of 6
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of six 1930s Wedgwood lusterware tea cups and saucers. Overall silver floral motif on bone China background. Set includes 6 tea cups and 6 saucers, 12 pieces total. Each piece i...
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1930s English Edwardian Vintage Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Vintage Regency 19th Century Gien French Faience Earthenware Chocolate Set
Located in west palm beach, FL
A stunning vintage Regency Chocolate set. Made by the coveted Gien group and marked on the bottom. A charming hand painted set open deep rich colors. Acquired from a Palm Beach estat...
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Late 19th Century French Regency Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Earthenware

Greece 24k Gold 30 Pieces Tea Set
Located in EDENSOR PARK, NSW
Gold and blue black greek print design, comes with tea pot, milk & sugar, 6 x tea cups & saucer, 6 x coffee cups & saucer, salt & pepper and napkin holder, there are some scratches t...
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Mid-20th Century Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic

Antique German Silver Coffee Pot with Spirit Burner Queen Anne Style Circa 1842
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique 19th Century German silver coffee pot with spirit burner, in the Queen Anne style; an addition to our antique silver teaware collection. ...
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1840s German Queen Anne Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Silver

Antique English Sterling Silver Tea Set on Huge Silver Plated Serving Tray
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique tea set was made by and unknown maker, but the set and the tray originate from England and date to approximately 1850 and done in the period Victorian style. The four pi...
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Mid-19th Century English Victorian Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Silver Plate, Sterling Silver

Mid-Century Gio Ponti Silver Plated Coffee and Tea set on a tray, A.Krupp Milano
Located in London, GB
A Gio Ponti 6 piece mid-century silver plated coffee and tea set on a small circular tray. Designed for the VI triennale, 1930's to 1950's. comprising 6 items (and not only 3 as indi...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Metal

Antique Beautiful Japanese Satsuma Sake or Teapot with Dragon Head
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Interesting and finely painted satsuma Sake Pot / Teapot and vase with Gosu Blue. Very cool and of high quality. Marked: The artist name reads (Seki-Sai) Additional information: Ma...
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19th Century Japanese Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Peter & Denise Orlando, Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Tea Set 1960s, Era Capron
Located in Camblanes et Meynac, FR
Peter & Denise Orlando, Mid-Century Modern ceramic tea set 1960s, Era Capron Free form Ceramic cups and under cups by Peter and Denise Orlando, France 1960s. Glazed in grey with ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Enamel

Antique Beautiful Japanese Satsuma Sake or Teapot with Dragon Head Marked
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
A japanese satsuma earthenware ewer and cover, of baluster shape, moulded with a dragon head spout and handle, the body painted with flowers, birds and 2 peacocks. marked: Additiona...
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19th Century Japanese Meiji Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

British Mid Century Royal Selangor Pewter & Rosewood Tea Pot By Gerald Benney
Located in San Diego, CA
Wonderful vintage mid century designed Royal Selangor tea pot. Designed by Gerald Benney during the 1960's. This tea pot dates from the early 1990's. Wonderful form and design. Has a...
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Late 20th Century English Tea Sets

Materials

Pewter

British Mid Century Royal Selangor Pewter & Rosewood Coffee Pot By Gerald Benney
Located in San Diego, CA
Wonderful vintage mid century designed Royal Selangor coffee pot. Designed by Gerald Benney during the 1960's. This tea pot dates from the early 1990's. Wonderful form and design. Ha...
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Late 20th Century English Tea Sets

Materials

Pewter

Three-piece tea service German manufacture Meissen
Located in Vicenza, VI
Tea service consisting of three saucers with corresponding cups. The service dates from the very early 20th century, material Meissen porcelain painted with floral and plant motifs, ...
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20th Century German Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain, Meissen

Pair of Gilt Orange Chinese Teacups
Located in Chicago, IL
Tea drinking has been an integral part of Chinese culture for centuries, resulting in a wide range of social customs and material traditions both practical and decorative. This pair ...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Antique 33 Pieces Chinese Porcelain Tea Serving Set Teapot Fencai, 18th Century
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Qianlong, 18th century, Famille Rose. Very fine painting 1 Teapot 1. Creamer 1. Teacaddy 1. Lidded Bowl with underplate for sweets 1. Washing Bowl with underplate 10 Teabowls 6 Tea C...
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18th Century Chinese Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

DeSimone of Italy, Hand Painted Ceramic Mid-Century Cup And Saucer c1960
Located in Rothley, Leicestershire
DeSimone of Italy, ceramic cup and saucer, hand decorated with girl holding flowers A fun piece of Italian dash Circa 1960's Signed DeSimone, Italy Cup: Height 2 inch, Diameter 4.25 ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Whieldon-type Large Tortoise-shell Teapot and Cover
Located in Downingtown, PA
18th Century Whieldon-type Tortoise-shell Teapot and Cover, Circa 1765 The tortoise-shell molded teapot and cover is decorated with a molded design of grapes and leaves issuing from...
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Mid-18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Creamware, Pottery

First Period Worcester Teapot 'Waiting Chinaman' Pattern circa 1770
Located in Maidstone, GB
Worcester teapot, painted underglaze in ‘The Waiting Chinaman’ pattern, filled out with scattered sprays of flowers, the knop modelled as a flower. Blue crescent mark, c. 1770
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1770s English Rococo Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

20th Century Japanese Silver Tea Service on Tray, Sanju Saku, circa 1900
By Sanju Saku
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique early 20th century Japanese Meiji period, solid silver large six-piece tea and coffee service on tray, exceptional and magnificent quality, double walled, chased, embossed an...
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20th Century Japanese Tea Sets

Materials

Sterling Silver

Mitterteich Eternal White/Gold Bavarian Teacups & Saucers; Set of 6
Located in Malibu, CA
Mitterteich Bavarian fine porcelain, in the pattern "Eternal". Complete set of six with 6 extra saucers. 12 Saucers each 5.75x.75H 6 Cups each 4"Wx3.5"Dx2.5"H
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

19th Century Chinese Export Solid Silver Tea Set, Woshing, Shanghai, c.1890
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique 19th Century Chinese Export solid silver four piece tea set, comprising of a coffee pot, teapot, sugar bowl, milk jug, each bulbous shaped body beautifully chased with cherry...
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19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Silver

Antique George III Quality Copper Kettle
Located in Suffolk, GB
Antique George III quality copper kettle with a shaped handle, spout lift and lift off lid We have a large stock of copper kettles of different sizes, please ask for further detail...
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19th Century English George III Antique Tea Sets

Materials

Copper

Demitasse Service for 12 with Large Pot & 12 Cups, Spode's Fleur de Lys Gold
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Demitasse Service for 12 with Large Pot & 12 Cups, Spode's Fleur de Lys Gold, Mid-20th century, bone china. Fine gilt decoration. Discontinued pattern. Fine condition. Cup: 2 1/8" h....
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Limoges Porcelain Coffee Service, Early 20th .
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Limoges Porcelain Coffee Service, Early 20th . Limoges porcelain coffee service in its box, early 20th century, Napoleon III style. Dimensions: Box: h: 12cm, w: 35cm, d: 34cm
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Early 20th Century French Napoleon III Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Accolay, France, complete ceramic tea service for six people.
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Accolay, France, complete ceramic tea service for six people. Hand-decorated in green glaze with gold decoration. A total of 15 pieces. Mid-20th century. In excellent condition, tea ...
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Mid-20th Century French Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic

Lenox "Castle Garden" Footed Cups & Saucers; Set/12
Located in Malibu, CA
Lenox "Castle Garden" footed cups & saucers in pristine condition in pastel shades of pinks, blues & lilac with a gold rim.
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1970s American Belle Époque Vintage Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Koka tea set by Hertha Bengtson for Rörstrand Sweden
Located in BELFORT, FR
Koka tea set by Hertha Bengtson for Rörstrand Sweden, manufactured in the 1960's. This set contains a tea pot, six cups and six saucers. Slight wear due to its age and use, no chip...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic

Antique, New and Vintage Tea Sets

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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