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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 1890 Gorham Sterling Silver Floral Repousse Coffee Tea Set Of 3 Mono
Antique 1890 Gorham Sterling Silver Floral Repousse Coffee Tea Set Of 3 Mono
$1,499.99
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Antique Gorham sterling silver repousse floral tea coffee chocolate 3 pc set
Antique Gorham sterling silver repousse floral tea coffee chocolate 3 pc set
$895.00
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GORHAM Sterling Tea Set Very Ornate RARE Repousse Floral Antique 12+ Lbs Floral
GORHAM Sterling Tea Set Very Ornate RARE Repousse Floral Antique 12+ Lbs Floral
$4,100.00
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SET OF 4 ANTIQUE GORHAM STERLING SILVER LANCASTER 7 1 2 ICED TEA SPOONS NO MONO
SET OF 4 ANTIQUE GORHAM STERLING SILVER LANCASTER 7 1 2 ICED TEA SPOONS NO MONO
$319.99
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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 CHANTILLY Sterling Silver Antique Set 5 Tea Sugar Spoons Monogram M
Gorham CHANTILLY Sterling Silver Antique Set 5 Tea  Sugar Spoons Monogram M
$87.10
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Gorham BUTTERCUP Sterling Silver Tea Spoon Old Marks Set of 8 Monogrammed 180g
Gorham BUTTERCUP Sterling Silver Tea Spoon Old Marks Set of 8 Monogrammed 180g
$160.00
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Antique Gorham Gadroon Sterling Silver Set of 6 Ice Tea Spoons Marked 188 Gm
Antique Gorham Gadroon Sterling Silver Set of 6 Ice Tea Spoons Marked 188 Gm
$199.99
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Gorham Chantilly 4 piece Tea Set Sterling Silver Beautiful Antique Set
Gorham Chantilly 4 piece Tea Set Sterling Silver Beautiful Antique Set
$2,445.00
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5 pc Gorham Sterling Silver Plymouth Tea Set w SP Tray 7097Toz c1915
5 pc Gorham Sterling Silver Plymouth Tea Set w SP Tray 7097Toz c1915
$2,950.00
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ANTIQUE 1873 GORHAM STERLING SILVER SUGAR TEA SPOON SET COFFEE SPOONS RARE
ANTIQUE 1873 GORHAM STERLING SILVER SUGAR TEA SPOON SET COFFEE SPOONS RARE
$91.13
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Antique Gorham Fleury sterling silver 5 pieces tea coffee set A3550 repousse
Antique Gorham Fleury sterling silver 5 pieces tea coffee set A3550 repousse
$1,600.00
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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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