Blue and White Teapot, English 1870s
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Condition: small surface chip on the spout, glaze stained
Size: Length: 23 cm Height: 11.5 cm
Style note — Neo-classical style looks back at and draws its design inspiration from the ancient Greece and Rome, and uses those elements in decoration. Most neo-classical items are defined by straight and clean lines, elegant repetitive floral patterns, floral garlands and gadrooning.
Facts of Lavish History is cool. Tea drinking in Britain was initially limited due to it's high cost. Instead, coffee and chocolate dominated the market — hence the immense popularity of London coffee houses.