Hot Water Urn

This silversmith was free by patrimony in 1771. The term free indicates the year in which the silversmith received the freedom of a city company, usually the Worshipful Company of […]

Tea Set

In the 1876, in an effort to reduce the power of the feudal lords known as samurai, the Japanese Meiji government banned the wearing of swords. This move, coupled with […]


Coffee, widely consumed throughout the Middle East, was introduced to Europe during the early seventeenth century by Turkish traders. Although enjoyed as a domestic drink, coffee was first popularized through […]