Art Deco tea set for 6, 1920s
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Condition: minor surface wear
Size: cup 6 cm high, small plate 18 cm diameter, cake plate 25.5 cm wide
Style note — items in the Art Deco style were often produced using new materials of the period, such as stainless steel, aluminium and Bakelite – an early type of plastic. Bold colours were used to produce attractive design by creating strong contrasts.
Facts of Lavish History bits — large imports of tea to Europe from China began in the 17th century. Tea arrived along with the spice trade and other luxury goods, such as porcelain.