Spectacular Meissen cobalt blue and raised gilt tea set. The set includes teapot with lid, creamer, sugar bowl with lid, large platter and two cups with saucers. The teapot features a raised gilt dragon head as the spout. All of the pieces are handpainted with a deep cobalt blue, accentuated with heavy, raised gilt decorations. The platter is ornately decorated with gilt handles, scalloped edges and beautiful gilt diamond pattern. Platter is 17 inches square. Teapot 8 1/2" H, Creamer 4 1/2 " H, Sugar 4 1/2" H, Cups 3 1/2 H". One of the saucers has a repair that is most noticeable from the underside. The cups have thick gold rims and show very little use. Overall the set is in superb, first quality condition with some very light rubs to gilt and a repair to one of the saucers. Please see photos. 1850-1924.