Gilded tea set trio, English 1950s
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Condition: minor surface wear
Size: Teapot 25 cm long, creamer 7.5 cm high
Style note — many household products designed in the Mid-Century Modern style were manufactured using new and unexpected materials – homewares in chrome, nickel, aluminium and plastic as well as plywood for furniture. They allowed creating new shapes on an industrial scale and were easy to use.
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.