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Did not become a popular drink until the middle of the 18th Century. After 1650, therefore. we find coffee. tea and chocolate pots; tea and coffee spoons; and. for a time, sih'er tea cups made after the style of the Chinese tea bowl. During the late Stuart period silver design showed marked Dutch inHuence. tulips. anemones. acanthus leav~. fruit, animals and amorini were embossed in bold relief. With the coming of the Huguenot sih'ersmith after the Re\'ocation of the A TREASURY OF OLD SILVER Edict of Nantes, 1685- a great change apl>eared in the art of the silvers mith.
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During the late Stuart period silver design showed marked Dutch inHuence. tulips. anemones. acanthus leav~. fruit, animals and amorini were embossed in bold relief. With the coming of the Huguenot sih'ersmith after the Re\'ocation of the A TREASURY OF OLD SILVER Edict of Nantes, 1685- a great change apl>eared in the art of the silvers mith. Heavy in weight, beautiful in outline and proportion. the silver pieces of the Queen Anne and early Georgian periods needed no other ornamentation than the exquisitely designed armorial bearings and mantlings found on most of the pieces lind which in excellence of tasle lind execution have been rllreiy exceeded either earlier or later.