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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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Set of 11 Antique Gorham Sterling Silver Orange Blossom Tea Breakfast Knives
Set of 11 Antique Gorham Sterling Silver Orange Blossom Tea Breakfast Knives $199.99
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RARE GORHAM STERLING SILVER 7P TEA COFFEE KETTLE TRAY SETFIGURAL293 TO
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Antique Gorham Sterling Silver Tea Spoon Set Lot of 5 Medici Old Pattern 1880
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Gorham Sterling Tea Set Tray 1917 LANSDOWNE
Gorham Sterling Tea Set Tray     1917 LANSDOWNE $20.00
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Gorham Sterling Silver Tea Set With Sterling Tray Tilting Hot Water Complete
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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 $250.00
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Gorham Strasbourg Sterling Silver Flatware Service for 10 + ice tea set 60 piece
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Gorham Sterling Silver 4 Piece Coffee Tea Set Plymouth Pattern Rare Collection
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GORHAM STERLING SILVER SET OF 8 ICE TEA SPOONS STRASBOURG PATTERN
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Imperial Chrysanthemum by Gorham Sterling Silver Tea Set 6pc 3106 Antique
Imperial Chrysanthemum by Gorham Sterling Silver Tea Set 6pc 3106 Antique $6,995.00
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Set 5 Gorham RONDO Sterling Silver Iced Tea Spoons
Set 5 Gorham RONDO Sterling Silver Iced Tea Spoons $369.99
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Antique Gorham Sterling Silver Teapot Creamer Sugar Bowl 4 Pc Tea Set c1907
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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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