A tea set or tea service is a collection of matching tea ware and related utensils used in the preparation and serving of tea. The traditional components of a tea set may vary between societies and cultures.
The accepted history of the tea set begins in China during the Han Dynasty (206-220 BC). At this time, tea ware was made of porcelain and consisted of two styles: a northern white porcelain and a southern light blue porcelain. These ancient tea sets were not the creamer/sugar bowl companions that are now commonly used, but were rather bowls that would hold spiced or plain tea leaves, which would then have water poured over them. The bowls were multi-purpose, and used for a variety of cooking needs.
In this period, tea was mainly used as a medicinal elixir, not as a daily drink for pleasure's sake. An archaeological dig turned up an ancient kiln that contained the remnants of a Yixing teapot. Yixing teapots, called Zi Sha Hu in China and Purple Sand teapots in the U. Are perhaps the most famous teapots.
They are named for a tiny city located in Jiangsu Province, where a specific compound of iron ore results in the unique coloration of these teapots. They were fired without a glaze and were used to steep specific types of oolong teas.
Because of the porous nature of the clay, the teapot would gradually be tempered by using it for brewing one kind of tea. This seasoning was part of the reason to use Yixing teapots. In addition, artisans created fanciful pots incorporating animal shapes.The Song Dynasty also produced exquisite ceramic teapots and tea bowls in glowing glazes of brown, black and blue. A bamboo whisk was employed to beat the tea into a frothy confection highly prized by the Chinese. Stunning 7 piece large Loma teapot set trimmed with thick bright gold trim and gold accents that shine absolutely beautifully while bringing an elegant air to tea time. Egg shell glaze coloring with textured gold accents. It has been well cherished and taken care of and is in fine condition.
Does not display any chips, cracks, repairs, tea stains, or crazing. Shows little to no use. Engraved "Loma" on bottom of pieces. Teapot measures approximately: 12" from spout to end of handle and is 8 1/2" high.Covered sugar bowl 8" from handle to handle, 6/5" tall. Creamer 5 5/8" from spout to handle, 5 1/4" tall. Don't wait, a teapot set in this condition will be gone tomorrow.. Check out other exquisite vintage china pieces I have for sale.
Please note that vintage pieces are considered to be used. Exhibiting minor gold wear, imperfections, soft wear, crazing, or small manufacturing flaws is to be expected of vintage pieces, unless otherwise stated.
I will mention any major flaw or defect. I try to describe items to the best of my ability and cover the rest with pictures, which are a part of the description. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Dinnerware & Serveware\Teapots & Tea Sets". The seller is "jgmartinez1007" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Russian Federation, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.