It is very hard to find these vintage toy tea sets complete. Not only is this set complete, but it is in it's original box. The box is 9" wide x 5-3/4" deep x 1-3/4" tall. The print that covers this box is bright and has wonderful pictures of toys. One end of the box has a label that states "No. 1001.90 Toy Tea Set - Made in Japan". It also has the "Passed Inspection" label and a price tag from "FW Woolworths - I6 - 90 - 59 cents". This entire set only cost 59 cents!!
The tea set has a background of pale yellow lustre. The lustre is more yellow than in the pictures. There are orange and blue flowers with green foliage. The rest of the detail is done in black. There are 2 swans only on the teapot. Each piece has a red ink stamp on the bottom "Made in Japan". These pieces are made of glazed bisque. There are 4 cups and saucers with a teapot, sugar and creamer. It has both lids and some of the original packing material. The saucers have a 2-1/4" diameter.
This tea set was played with. There are no chips or cracks. There are a few spots or stains on the box insert. There is some edge scuffing on the box edges.