Caughley Tea Bowl Temple Pattern Antique Georgian 1782-1794

Alan & Sue Tucker

MLV07238

Fantastic antique Georgian tea bowl by Caughley in the temple pattern dating between 1782-1792.
Tea was first introduced in the UK by the Portuguese Catherine of Braganza, queen consort of Charles II in the 1660s and 1670s. As tea spread throughout the United Kingdom and through the social classes, tea gardens and tea dances developed. These would include watching fireworks or a dinner party and dance, concluding with an evening tea.
Marked to the base. There is minor wear to the edge & internal gilding, please see the pictures.
Max size 8.6 x 8.6 x 4.8 cm or 3.3 x 3.3 x 1.9 inches.
Weight 76.9 grams or 49.6 penny weight.