Tea Cozy with Pot Holder - Double-sided with Abstract beading

Size: 14 inches W x 11 1/2 inches H

Origin: England

Condition: Areas of wear

Maker: Unidentified

Provenance: Ex. Collection: Mrs. C. Elliot

Date: 1880

Price: Price upon request

Description: In Victorian England the Tea Cozy was an important adornment to the treasured tradition of Afternoon Tea. This ritual traveled across the sea to America. In October 1892 the venerated Philadelphia Inquirer noted "the tea cozy enjoyed a sudden and unexpected rise in public favor" among women who hosted tea parties. Handmade using a variety of techniques and materials. Silk and border lined with intricate needlepoint and metal beading.

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