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Gorham Silver Tea Set

Antique Gorham Silver Tea Set

A proper European tea ceremony would not be complete without a sterling tea set, as the tradition of serving tea with a sterling silver set dates back centuries. Today, silver teapots and sets are among the most common, though many are silver plated rather than solid silver. Although solid silver makes an excellent choice for serving tea and coffee because the metal has the natural ability to retain heat, keeping beverages warm for a long period of time. Also, unlike ceramics, sterling is incredibly durable, so it will never chip or crack if accidentally dropped.

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Antique sterling silver Gorham Plymouth 3 pc tea set teapot creamer sugar bowl
Antique sterling silver Gorham Plymouth 3 pc tea set teapot creamer sugar bowl
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Gorham Queen Anne Pattern Sterling Silver 4pc Tea Set LOWEST PRICE ANYWHERE LOOK
Gorham Queen Anne Pattern Sterling Silver 4pc Tea Set LOWEST PRICE ANYWHERE LOOK
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4pc Antique c1906 Gorham Queen Anne Sterling Silver Coffee Tea Set NO MONO
4pc Antique c1906 Gorham Queen Anne Sterling Silver Coffee  Tea Set NO MONO
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Set of 5 Gorham Sterling SIlver Tea Sippers Still Sealed
Set of 5 Gorham Sterling SIlver Tea Sippers Still Sealed
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Antique Gorham Sterling Silver Tea Spoon Set Lot of 5 Medici Old Pattern 1880
Antique Gorham Sterling Silver Tea Spoon Set Lot of 5 Medici Old Pattern 1880
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RARE GORHAM STERLING SILVER 7P TEA COFFEE KETTLE TRAY SETFIGURAL293 TO
RARE GORHAM STERLING SILVER 7P TEA COFFEE KETTLE TRAY SETFIGURAL293 TO
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Gorham Florentine Florenz Sterling Silver Iced Tea Spoons 8 3 8 Mono S Set of 4
Gorham Florentine Florenz Sterling Silver Iced Tea Spoons 8 3 8 Mono S Set of 4
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Set of 8 GORHAM Sterling Silver Ice Tea Spoons CHANTILLY Pattern No Monogram
Set of 8 GORHAM Sterling Silver Ice Tea Spoons CHANTILLY Pattern No Monogram
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Gorham Sterling Silver 4 Piece Coffee Tea Set Plymouth Pattern Rare Collection
Gorham Sterling Silver 4 Piece Coffee  Tea Set Plymouth Pattern Rare Collection
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SET OF 8 ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER BLACK STARR AND GORHAM ICE TEA SPOONS 75
SET OF 8 ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER BLACK STARR AND GORHAM ICE TEA SPOONS 75
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Gorham Florentine Florenz Sterling Silver Iced Tea Spoons 8 3 8 Set of 8
Gorham Florentine Florenz Sterling Silver Iced Tea Spoons 8 3 8 Set of 8
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Gorham Sterling Silver Tea Set With Sterling Tray Tilting Hot Water Complete
Gorham Sterling Silver Tea Set With Sterling Tray  Tilting Hot Water Complete
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Tea made its way to Europe in the 17th century when affluent merchants and nobility took up drinking tea. Over the course of the next century, black tea gained in popularity among a wider spectrum of society with those who sought to emulate the lifestyles of the upper classes. Thanks in part to Queen Victoria’s affinity for tea, the steeped beverage became associated with wealth and status.

By the 18th century, sterling teapots and sets become more plentiful, but they still represented aspirational items that were prohibitively expensive for the majority of citizens.

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