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Tea was an expensive drink in France in the late century, available only to members of the upper strata of society, and the small size of this teapot reflects tea’s high cost.

Tea infuser and strainer, ca. 1924  Marianne Brandt (German, 1893–1983)  Silver and ebony

Tea infuser and strainer, ca. 1924 Marianne Brandt (German - studied at the Bauhaus school and became head of the metal workshop in Silver and ebony

Silver plate. Imperial. 1st–2nd century A.D. Roman. Used over a prolonged period, since repeated polishing in antiquity has worn away the details of the rim decoration. On the underside are incised names of two different owners. It was common for Romans to mark their valuable possessions in this way as a precaution against theft. The use of masks, symbols, and animals as decoration seen here was popular throughout the Imperial period.

The plate, originally part of a larger set of silver tableware, was clearly used…

View high resolution   Diana and the Stag    Germany, 1620    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Joachim Friess: 'Diana and the Stag' automaton. Silver, silver gilt, jewels & enamel, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Such engraved decoration is found on Persian metalwork and on East Greek silver of the sixth century B.

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