A Victorian Tea Service of 21 Pieces
In the middle of the 19th century, Japan started trading again with the West. At this time, all Japanese decoration started to become fashionable. One of our leading china companies, Crown Derby, introduced a design called Imari, this proved to be very popular and almost every Staffordshire pottery manufacturer produced thier version of the Imari design, this continued to be produced for the next 60 years.
This is a Victorian Mock Derby tea service, which replicated the Imari design, it is a good quality example and has a registered number 251169, which is for 1895. It comprises: 6 tea cups, 6 saucers, 6 tea plates, a large serving plate, a large sugar bowl and milk jug.