Victorian Silver Plated Tea Pot
Tea became the nation's beverage during Queen Victoria's reign. Lower taxes on tea and the expansion of plantations in India (the plant had originated in China) meant there was more affordable tea than ever before, making it accessible to more levels of society.
This is a fabulously over-the-top, silver plated tea pot and would have been in the home of a wealthy family, or a family that aspired to be so. It is heavily decorated in the roccoco style with a repoussed body and engraved flowers and swags, if that wasnt enough it has lions feet stand and a floral finial, the handle is insulated with rondels of ceramics to protect from heat when pouring.
The silver plate is in good condition with no ware, and it has no repairs.
Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm x 18cm high