This set is in one of the chintz patterns manufactured by the Empire Porcelain Company in England during the 1930's through the 1950's. Golden Wattle, also called Mimosa, is the national flower (tree?) of Australia and also grows in the US. The set includes a 9-1/4 inch diameter serving plate, a sugar bowl (4 inches diameter), and a cream pitcher (3-1/2 inches high). There are six trios of teacups (2-3/4 inches high), saucers (5-3/4 inches diameter) and plates (7 inches diameter). The transfer decor is very eye-catching and colorful, and not seen that often. Shelton Ivory is a trademark used by the company and refers to the off-white ground color popular in tableware at the time this set was made. The plates and saucers were molded with concentric ridges that are difficult to photograph, and all 21 pieces have gilded rims. None is damaged although some of the teacups show light signs of wear. During the chintz heyday this set would have been priced at about $700 but I have taken the changes in the market into account in setting my price, and for Ruby Lane customers in the US I'm offering free shipping!
Golden Wattle 21-Piece Tea or Dessert Service