To display with a collection of early papier mache or wooden dolls - this miniature tea set is a stunner!
The set is comprised of a round tray, teapot, cup and saucer, sugar bowl, waste bowl and additional plate for tea sandwiches or sweets. There is also an extra small lid which does not have a companion. Perhaps there was a milk pitcher that had a lid at one time. The decoration is quite pleasing - all hand painted with a blue and white ground, small pink flowers and thick gilded decoration. The pieces are unmarked, as is true for early porcelains, and everything is in great antique shape without cracks, chips or repairs. The diameter of the platter is 8 1/2", the pitcher is 3 5/8" tall, the saucer and small plate are 3 1/2" in diameter and the cup is 1 5/8" tall. The set is larger in scale than they typical doll-size set; it may have been a child's service. Lovely all the way 'round!
Early Neoclassical Miniature Tea Set - Empire Period