A lovely tea and coffee service. Turquoise ground. Hand painted decoration of floral sprays. Dentil gilt rim decoration. Pattern number 1701 painted to the reverse of some items. The pattern number rules out pretty much all of the late Victorian manufacturers. Davenport made pieces similar to this set and the decoration is almost certainly Williamson's.
There are 8 tea cups, 8 coffee cans, 11 saucers, 11 side plates and 2 cake plates.
In excellent antique condition-just some very minor scratches to the turquoise ground and some gilding wear.
Coffee cans-6.5cm high
Tea cups-7cm high
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