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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

A Bit on Tea in the 18th Century-A Link.

http://thehistoricfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/a-bit-on-tea-in-the-18th-century/


Richard Collins, A Family of Three at Tea, 1727.

I note that there does not appear to be any handles on these tea cups.

4 comments:

Minnesotastan said...

Tea cup handles were invented in the mid-eighteenth century -

http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2009/03/invention-of-teacup-handle.html

Le Loup said...

Thank you for the info & link Minnesotastan, much appreciated.
Regards, Keith.

Ramana Rajgopaul said...

In India, tea is often sold in clay cups without handles.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/9385244.stm

Le Loup said...

Thank you for the link Ramana, very interesting. Love those clay cups.
Keith.