Pewter teapot or herbal infuser

Made:
1751-1850 in England

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Pewter teapot or herbal infuser, English, 1751-1850. Tea was introduced into Britain in the late seventeenth century. By the eighteenth century it was fashionable and popular amongst the middle classes.

Details

Category:
Medical Glass-ware
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A639997
type:
teapot