Royal Albert tea set for 6, English circa 1970
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Size: cup 7.5 cm high, sugar bowl 9.5 cm diameter
Style note — homewares in the period between 1950s to 1970s were often produced in Modernist style. Defined by neat lines, bold and unusual colours and fairly minimalist shapes. All this often makes Modernist items very functional and timeless.
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.