This is an English hard paste porcelain tea set. The maker is Cauldon Ltd, of Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire Potteries. The date is the first quarter of the 20th century, circa 1905 to 1920.
The set consists of a teapot, sugar and creamer. The teapot holds 3 ½ cups of hot tea.
The glaze is bright white. The trim is bright gleaming gold. One band of gold has a geometric line of black. A gray-brown design is below this band and on the lids. The edges, finials and handles are trimmed in the same bright gold.
The pot is 4 ¼” high to the top of the finial and 9” from spout-to-handle. The sugar is 3 ¼” high to the top of the finial and 5 ¾” from handle-to-handle. The cream pitcher is 2 ½” high and 4” from spout-to-handle.
There is no wear to the gold trim.
A mold line shows faintly under the glaze on the teapot, where the handle joins the pot.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing. The teapot shows a little bit of tea staining on the interior.
The maker’s mark is Cauldon England. The set was decorated for the store of Burley & Co Chicago. Each piece has the number handwritten on the bottom in enamel of “H 8713 4.”
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