First seen towards the end of the 18th century, the tea machine was designed to serve two types of tea at the same time, with the larger central heated urn able to pivot around to refresh the smaller urns with hot water. Due to the cost of manufacturing these items they were produced in small numbers, and surviving examples of this period are rare to find and highly prized.
Made Circa 1790
Made in London circa 1790, this outstanding example of an Antique Old Sheffield Plate Tea Machine, features a larger rotating tea urn for refilling the 2 smaller tea urns on each side, which would have held 2 different types of tea. The tea machine measures 22"(56cm) tall, by 19"(48cm) wide, by 18"(46cm) deep.
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