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Details about  Art Nouveau London Hallmarked English Silver Sugar Tongs - 1892 rare

Art Nouveau London Hallmarked English Silver Sugar Tongs - 1892 rare See original listing
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Approximately US $37.51(including shipping)
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You are viewing a most attractive example of art nouveau teaware from a bygone era

We are offering a very pretty set of Sugar Tongs

Art Nouveau detail in relief

Origin: London hallmark

Date:  1892

Example from the:  Victorian era

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Fully functional

Weight: 36.5g


Background Information: The custom of drinking tea became a British institution when the Victorians took to serving it every afternoon in the parlour - until 1800 it had been customary to drink tea after dinner. This custom was to continue well into the 1930s when coffee became the vogue for the middle to upper classes.

For the Edwardians, everything really did stop for tea and no afternoon was not complete without at least one serving of tea and cakes. The early dusks of winter in the drawing room were brightened with the arrival of the maid with her tray, while in warm summers the bright, airy conservatory with its profusion of exotic plants made an excellent setting in which to drink the refreshing China and Indian teas, served from fine, floral decorated china. Tea would be served in a beautiful and colourful tea-service. 


4+3/4 inches in length


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There are no dents and no dings.  All detail intact.



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