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Tea & Taste: The Visual Language of Tea by Tania Buckrell Pos

Tea & Taste: The Visual Language of Tea by Tania Buckrell Pos

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Never before has there been a book focusing on the theme of tea as it relates to both the fine and decorative arts. With over 330 beautiful color images, this book explores the history of tea with special attention to the impact its popularity has had on the development of porcelain, furniture, silver, and the other decorative objects employed in serving tea. Here are antique teapots, cups and saucers, kettle stands, tea caddies, silverware, and more, inspired both by the expense of the tea itself and the various social significances surrounding its consumption.

The valued place of tea in society at all levels has also created a subject for the fine arts. From maritime paintings, to portraiture and still lifes, artists have captured the romance of tea through the works shown in this book.

Images from top dealers, galleries, and collectors, representing some of the highest quality tea ware created, illustrate the fascinating and well researched text to please readers around the world.

Highlights of Contents:

PART I - Early History of Tea (China, British East India, Etc)

PART II - Decorative (Tea Service)
- Chinese Porcelain
- Early Chinese Exports
- Early British Makers (Derby, Worcester, Wedgwood, Spode, Others)
- Silver (Hallmarking, English Silver, Chinese Exports)
- Tea Furniture (Tea Tables, Urns, Kettles, Stands)
- Tea Accessories (Cannisters, Chests, Caddies, Linens, Spoons)

PART III - Fine Art (Tea Related)
- Chinese Export Paintings
- Georgian Prints
- Victorian Imagery
- Photography & Other Tea Related Images

PART IV - Tea Miscellany
- Preparation of Tea
- Glossary of Teas
- Historic Tea Recipes
- Directory of Tea Events
- Collecting Tea Related Items
- Useful Addresses & Traditional Tea Merchants
- Venues for Afternoon Tea in Britain

334 color photos

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  • Tea & Taste: The Visual Language of Tea

    Tania M. Buckrell Pos


  • Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket

    Copyright: 2004

    Pages: 192

    Size: 8.5 x 11 in.

    Condition: New

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