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Worthington Brass Caddy Spoon C63
Worthington Brass Caddy Spoon C63
Original, quality brass tea caddy spoon embossed to the front "Let Worthington's Feed You" and "100 Shops 1936". The reverse is impressed "Made in England J.R.G.L." ( Possibly for the manufacturer J R Gaunt ). Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

3" x 1.25" x 1".

 
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Price: 45.00


Benson Copper Kettle on Stand K169
Original, quality 1920's Arts & Crafts copper kettle on the original brass stand with a methylated burner mounted beneath. This super example designed and manufactured for W.A.S Benson is a classic of the Arts & Crafts style with the combination of brass fittings on the copper kettle. The kettle is impressed 'Benson' to the underside as is one foot of the stand. Some minor dents to the bottom edge of the kettle otherwise complete and in good and working order and polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

Total 10" tall.

Kettle 7" diam.

8.5" including spout.

 
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Price: 230.00


Benson Copper Kettle on Stand K169



1960's Picquot Ware Aluminium Kettle K168
1960's Picquot Ware Aluminium Kettle K168
Original, quality 1950's / 60's very stylish cast aluminium kettle with the original polished wood handles to the body and the lid, with a short pouring spout. The underside is impressed "Picquot Ware", "Regd Design" and "Made in England". These super looking kettles were one of a range of items produced for household use and the kettle is the hardest item, to find we do often have the teapot set on a tray available, currently we have one set available coded: TP20. The kettle has been polished and is complete and in good and working order and a great looker too.

7" tall.

Base 8.5" diam.

9.75" wide including spout.

 
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Price: 165.00


4 Pint Cast Iron Kettle K167
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron kettle with a wrought iron handle over and the original cast iron lid with a brass knob. This example is cast into the underside for the manufacturer "E. Pugh Wednesbury" and although it is heavily pitted inside and out it is still very usable as a kettle. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

10.5" tall x 7.5" wide.

12" including spout.

Base 7" diam.

 
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Price: 156.00


4 Pint Cast Iron Kettle K167



3 Pint Oval Brass Kettle K166
3 Pint Oval Brass Kettle K166
Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped brass kettle with a brass knob to the oval lid and a turned wooden handle. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

8" tall x 5.5" x 9" including spout.

 
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Price: 65.00


Oval Brass Kettle K165
Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped brass kettle with the original white glass handle and oval lid. These are most unusual to find in brass. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

10.5" tall.

Body 7" x 7.75".

Total including spout 11.5".

 
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Price: 115.00


Oval Brass Kettle K165



Copper Kettle 'D' Shaped K163
Copper Kettle 'D' Shaped K163
Original, quality late 19th century 'D' shaped copper kettle with a shaped lid with a brass knob, a pouring spout, a turned mahogany handle mounted to the rounded side of the body with a heart shaped copper mount. The flat side has a hook section with "heart shaped" cut-outs, this mount is for hooking onto the bars of the grate or kitchen range. The whole principle of this shape is for the kettle to be close to the heat source and hence boil the water quicker. The interior is tinned and is pitted in places, has some minor dents but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

Total 5.5" tall x 9" x 10".

Main body 7.75" x 5" x 4.5".

 
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Price: 185.00


Flat Sided Copper Kettle K162
Original, quality late 19th century very narrow all copper kettle. This unusual example that looks ridiculous, has a tinned interior, a long pouring spout, a side handle and long narrow hinged lid with a thumb grip impressed "L". These were designed to stand on a ledge against the grille on the front of a kitchen range or similar and would boil a small amount of water very quickly. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

6.25" tall x body 2" x 7.25" at base.

Body 1.5" x 5.5" at lid.

Total 9.5" x 3.5".

 
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Price: 165.00


Flat Sided Copper Kettle K162



Large Square Copper Kettle K155
Large Square Copper Kettle K155
Original, quality late 19th century very large square copper kettle with shaped brass supports to the handle and an oval shaped lid. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Most unusual to find these deep square kettles in copper.

Body 11.25" x 11".

Total 15.5" including spout.

12" tall.

 
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Price: 300.00


Benson Copper Kettle K151
Original, quality 1920's Arts & Crafts copper kettle of a shallow form and with a cast brass handle, spout and surround to the lid aperture and a decorative finial grip to the circular pot lid. The handle over the top has a canework covering with no damage and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. With just a few very minor dents, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

7.5" tall x 8.5" wide.

9.5" including spout.

 
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Price: 250.00


Benson Copper Kettle K151



Copper Asthma Kettle K149
Copper Asthma Kettle K149
Original, quality 1920's copper kettle of unusual proportions, we think perhaps an asthma kettle to produce steam. This example has conical sides, a wrap over strap handle, a very flat circular bottom, a circular lid and a long tapered spout joining the kettle well down the side. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

9.5" tall.

8.25" diam base.

9.5" wide including spout.

 
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Price: 65.00


Copper Hob Kettle with Folding Handle K138
Original, quality late 19th century large copper kettle with a cast brass folding handle and a cast brass knob to the circular lid. This kettle is designed to stand on the kitchen range with the lower portion inside the top aperture of the kitchen range to speed up boiling water. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

15" tall with handle.

10" with handle down.

9" wide.

13.5" front to back including spout.

 
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Price: 85.00


Copper Hob Kettle with Folding Handle K138



Dummy Pack of Ceylon Blend Tea, 3 available P15
Dummy Pack of Ceylon Blend Tea, 3 available P15
Original, quality pre-war shop display dummy pack of ¼lb tea leaves in the original packaging "Harrisons Bonus Tea", "Ceylon Brand" and "2/4d" on each end. Scuffed but otherwise complete and in good order.

4.75" x 2.25" x 1.75".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 36.00


Lyons Tea Sold Here Enamel Sign S340
Original, quality 1930's double sided enamel sign with a flange to one end for mounting 'bus stop' fashion. This very clean and bright example has white on yellow text on a Royal Blue background and details "Lyons Tea Sold Here" to both sides. Complete and in good order.

18" x 12" x 1.75" flange.

 
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Price: 350.00


Lyons Tea Sold Here Enamel Sign S340



Lyons Tea Enamel Sign S336
Lyons Tea Enamel Sign S336
Original, quality post-war near mint condition double sided enamel sign with a flange to one side for wall mounting 'bus stop' fashion. The flange has seven screw holes for mounting and white upper cased "Lyons Tea" on 'Royal Blue' on bright orange. Unbelievable condition and complete.

15" x 11" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 365.00


Copper Tea Caddy TC31
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped copper tea caddy with a small circular top cover, an embossed design to the front and impressed to the underside "8" for the size and "JS&S" for the manufacturer Joseph Sankey & Sons. This clean example has a few minor dents, has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

5.75" tall x 4.25" x 3.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Copper Tea Caddy TC31



Brass Tea Caddy TC30
Brass Tea Caddy TC30
Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped brass tea caddy with a pull off cap and a ribbed design to the sides at top and bottom. The interior is tinned and the underside is impressed "8" and "42 J.M". Some minor dents, but otherwise complete and in good and working order.

5" tall.

Base 3.75" x 3.25".

 
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Price: 38.00


Liptons British Empire Exhibition Brass Tea Caddy, 2 available TC13
Original, quality pressed brass tea caddy with lid as purchased at the British Empire Exhibiton in 1926, issued by Lipton's Tea Company and supplied filled with tea leaves. The lion logo for the exhibition is embossed to the top surface; 'British Empire Exhibition 1926' is around the centre followed by 'Liptons Souvenir Tea Caddy' and the underside is impressed 'Liptons' and with the registration number for the year 1926. Some minor dents to the underside. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

4.25" high x 4.5" widest.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 18.00


Liptons British Empire Exhibition Brass Tea Caddy, 2 available TC13



SYP Ceramic Teapot TP32
SYP Ceramic Teapot TP32
Original, quality 1920's / 30's green glazed ceramic two piece teapot. The underside is detailed "Wedgwood S.Y.P. Patent" ( Simple Yet Perfect ). This ingenious patented invention permitted the tea leaves to remain out of the liquid when required to do so to prevent the tea becoming too strong. The lid is chipped and the spout has been trimmed, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

7.75" tall x 5.5" x 7.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 156.00


Silver Plated 3 Piece Tea Set TP31
Original, quality late 19th century three piece matching set of silver plated teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug. This super set are engraved with swags of flowers and leaves to the main bodies and a further band of engraved detail beneath the top rims and the teapot has a knob to the lid. A great design in great condition with serious engraved decoration with no dents or wear to the plating. The undersides are impressed "EPNS" for Electro Plated Nickel Silver. Complete and very usable.

Teapot 7" tall x 5" x 9.5" wide including handle.

Sugar bowl 5" x 5" x 6.25" wide including handle.

Milk jug 4.5" tall x 3.5" x 5" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 85.00


Silver Plated 3 Piece Tea Set TP31



Three Bears Dolls Part Tea Set TP30
Three Bears Dolls Part Tea Set TP30
Original, quality pre-war child's / dolls cream coloured part tea set comprising three plates, three cups, two saucers, sugar bowl and teapot with lid. Each piece has a transfer depicting the three bears and all is in perfect condition.

Plates 5" diam.

Saucers 4" diam.

Teapot 6" long x 3.5" tall.

The price is for ten pieces part set.

 
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Price: 65.00


3 Piece Silver Mounted Doulton Tea Set TP27
Original, quality late 19th century three-piece silver-mounted Doulton of Lambeth tea set, comprising teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl. The milk jug and sugar bowl have hallmarked silver rims and are perfect and the teapot has an old repair to the side handle, a hallmarked silver rim,spout and chains with collars to attach the lid to the side handle. The underside of each piece is impressed by "Doulton Lambeth", "E A G", "1879", "AG", "H W" for the maker and a variety of decorators. Apart from the old repair to the handle on the teapot, all is complete and in good order.

Teapot 4.5" tall x 5.5" x 8.25".

Jug 3.5" tall x 3" x 3.5".

Sugar bowl 2.25" tall x 3.75" diam.

 
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Price: 485.00


3 Piece Silver Mounted Doulton Tea Set TP27



Brown Enamel Canteen Teapot TP22
Brown Enamel Canteen Teapot TP22
Original, quality 1930's / 40's brown enamel teapot "canteen size" with a loop handle to the rear and a smaller grip to the top. Although there are a few minor chips to the enamel it appears never to have been used but ready to go. Complete and in good and working order.

10" tall.

12" front to back including spout .

7" wide.

 
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Price: 45.00


5 Piece Picquot Ware Tea Set TP20
Original, quality 1960's cast aluminium tea set comprising coffee pot, teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug with the original matching tray. The teapot, coffee pot and tray all have polished wooden mounts and the tray is in aluminium framed Formica with a wood grain finish. The underside of the four pots are impressed "Picquot Ware J6" and "Made in England" and all is in super condition and ready for use.

Tray 17" x 11" x 2".

Coffee pot 7.5" tall.

Jug 3.5" tall.

Sugar bowl 2.25" tall.

Teapot 5" tall.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 65.00


5 Piece Picquot Ware Tea Set TP20



Clip on Tea Strainer TP15
Clip on Tea Strainer TP15
Original, quality 1920's, patent nickel tea strainer, with an adjustable bowl and an expanding spring clip fitting for attaching to the spout. Will not fit all spout sizes, but most standard sizes. The hinged bracket is moved to suit the angle and to ensure the tea poured from the spout is directed into the strainer bowl. Complete and in good and working order.

Bowl 1.5" x 1.5".

Total 4" long including clip.

 
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Price: 125.00


Pierced Brass Isle of Man Teapot Stand TPS4
Original, quality 1920's pierced sheet brass circular teapot stand with four bracket feet and the three-legged logo for the 'Isle of Man '. Originally silver plated but now polished back to the brass. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

Top 5" diam.

6" diam including feet.

0.75" tall.

 
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Price: 45.00


Pierced Brass Isle of Man Teapot Stand TPS4



Silver Plated Tea Urn TU20
Silver Plated Tea Urn TU20
Original, quality early 19th century trophy shaped silver plated on copper tea urn / samovar. This smaller than average example is in superb condition with no Wear to the plated finish and complete with the original lid, side handles, four bun feet and tap to the front with a turned bone finial grip. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

15.5" tall x 8.75" wide including handles.

7.5" front to back including tap.

 
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Price: 365.00


Copper Samovar TU19
Original, quality early 19th century decorative copper samovar / tea urn. The cast pink brass side handles are in the form of mermaids holding a clamshell, the cast brass tap to the front has much of its silver plated finish and the original green stained bone finial and the lid has a mythical fish finial over the vented cover. The urn shaped body is mounted on a slender neck on a square plinth with bun feet to each corner. A replacement cast iron heating bar has been fitted and the front of the main body has the original silver shield with a Georgian silver hallmark (see picture). All has been fully overhauled and been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

18" tall.

12" wide.

14" front to back.

 
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Price: 485.00


Copper Samovar TU19



Copper Samovar TU17
Copper Samovar TU17
Original, quality early 19th century, fancy copper samovar/tea urn. The cast pink brass side handles are decorated with Acanthus leaf designs, the cast brass tap has a bone finial grip and the lid has a flower shaped finial/grip mounted above the vented area. The urn shaped body is mounted on a slender neck onto a shaped plinth with ribbed corner mounts and four bun feet. The rim on the plinth and the top rim have bands of pink cast brass as has the central body section. The heating bar and assembly to the inside is missing, but all is complete and in good and working order otherwise and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A super samovar in super condition.

16" tall.

13" front to back including handle tap.

14.5" wide including.

7" square base at feet.

 
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Price: 350.00

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