Tea Set

Tea Set. Manufactured by Elkington & Co. 1881-82. Teapot 14 7/8 inches high, milk jug 3 inches, sugar bowl 3 1/8 inches.

Silver gilt and porcelain engraved with Japanese and European motifs, the cups and suaces decorated with cranes and bamboo.

Date: Silver, 1875-76 (design registered July 1875); tongs (not shown), 1891; porcelain, 1877. Marked "Silver Elkington & Co." with Birmingham hallmarks. Porcelain Royal Worcester mark (printed).

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References

The Aesthetic Movement and the Cult of Japan. London: The Fine Art Society, 1972. Catalogue number 233.


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