An absolutely gorgeous Minton tete-a-tete tea set with year cypher mark for 1883. This set is in incredibly good condition and looks like it was never used. There are a couple of nicks to the base of the lazy susan under tray but the tea pot, toast rack, creamer, sugar bowl, and cups/saucers are in like new condition. Each of the pieces has a red pattern mark of 34769. The tray measures 24 1/2" in diameter and 5 1/8" tall. Each piece is hand-painted in rich enameled colors of red, green, and blue with a scene of birds, branches and flowers. There is heavy gilding both in the scenes and around the rim of each piece. The tea pot is the largest piece and it measures 9" wide and 6" high.