Early Victorian 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.
A lovely porcelain tea pot made in Staffordshire at the beginning of the victorian period. Hand-gilded and painted with tiny flowers, it has a lovely split design to the handle, and a recesssed lid. This tea pot would have been used in a wealthy household or high street establishment.
In good condition.
Dimensions: 21cm high x 25cm wide.