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Tea Set by Swaine Brigg

Reference
81131
Height
6 1/1" (17.5 cm)
Width
5 1/4" (13.5 cm)
Depth
5 1/4" (13.5 cm)
A leather cased Travel Tea Set for two people.

The set consists of a pan with lid, a spirit heater, stand for the pan which can be used with either the heater or hot coals, a spirit flask, a tea infuser, a pair of spoons marked Ceso Alpacca and a pair of yellow enamel cups with saucers. The pan has cane wrapped around both the lid and pot handles. All the components , bar the saucers, fit neatly inside the pan. The saucers sit at the bottom of the case, held together by a leather loop which also makes them easier to lift out.

The case is made of leather and is stamped Swaine-Brigg London. Swaine & Adeney and Thomas Brigg and Sons were two separate and successful companies that merged in 1943 due to the war. Brigg lost their Paris shop during the occupation and the two companies joined in February. This is a good little set and the vibrant yellow enamel has gilt to both the lips of the cups and saucers. Mid 20th Century.

Case size is given
Height
6 1/1" (17.5 cm)
Width
5 1/4" (13.5 cm)
Depth
5 1/4" (13.5 cm)
Period
Mid 20th Century
Medium
Leather Case, Enamel, Plated Metal
Origin
England
Signed
Swaine-Brigg London
Style
Picnic
Exhibitions
The Officer's Room