Antique Tea Sets - Unique and Prized Possessions
For tea sets collectors’ antique tea pots have always been prized possessions. These antique tea sets are vivid impression of artistic excellence, unique designs and aesthetic sense of ancient era. These are amazing pieces of handicraft and valuable to collect.
Most of antique tea sets comprise 6 piece cups, saucers, cream bowl and sugar pot. The handles of cups and kettle are made of silver and gold. The gold and silver metal of cups helps in holding the temperature of the beverage still. Chinese porcelains, Tuscan wild roses, pink floral sets, silver tea sets, Victorian era’s tea pots, white ovals sets are the favorites of many. Also, you can find imprints of country sides and vineyards pattern imprinted on the utensils. Silver tea sets are basically silver polish over a metal.
If you are going to purchase an antique tea set, it’s recommended to go for a quality check. Normally the old silver pots bear the makers’ brand. If you are purchasing from a private owner, look for a hallmark or other standard mark. The antique or sterling silver pots have 92 % silver content. Decide if a silver tea set is worth your hard-earned money or not. Thoroughly study the cultural and art value of the era so that you can determine the originality of the pattern on tea pot. Marks or branding is not necessary to decide the originality of a tea set. The finish and grace of an original tea set would be always different from the replica.
Online methods can be a good idea to find a unique and antique tea set to enhance the value of your collectibles; but it would be a good thing if you check with the credentials of the website and take advice of an expert before actually buying it.
Try to judge the market value of silver used in silver pot. To never get cheated in the business and hobby tea set collection, it’s always better to consult a professional
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