The Victorians

Early Victorian tea set

Early Victorian tea set

This tea set was made by the famous Staffordshire pottery frm founded by Josiah Wedgwood. It is made of red stoneware, which came to Europe from China via Holland in the 1600s, and can withstand hot water. Tea was initially a luxury product but by 1830 it was increasingly drunk by everyone in Britain using mass-produced pottery and porcelain.

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