Manufactured by the pottery firm Wedgwood, this tea set is made of unglazed red stoneware with silver mounts and may be associated with Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV. It serves as a good starting point for an enquiry into tea as an example of the interaction of mass production and mass consumption in the context of British imperialism in the nineteenth century.
Made in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
AD 1840 – 45
height: 14.4 cm
width: 17.5 cm
depth: 10.7 cm
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