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Cast copper alloy or Britannia metal (pewter alloy) toy tea cup. 1.5cm x 1.5cm - from 18BC27. Cast copper alloy or Britannia metal (pewter alloy) toy tea cup. 1.5cm x 1.5cm - from 18BC27.

Site: 18BC27 Federal Reserve Site

Context: Lot 359

Site Date Range: c. 1800 - 1915

Materials: Cast Britannia metal (pewter alloy)

Dimensions: 1.5cm x 1.5cm

Description:Metal toy tea cup

History: Metal tea sets of tin, pewter or Britannia metal, while less common than their porcelain counter parts, were less expensive to produce and more durable (Ketchum 1981: 57).