Archive for the "Toy Tea Sets" Category
Victorian porcelain tea sets are one of my favorite collectibles! They have added a touch of adult sophistocation to childhood play over the decades as countless numbers of little girls hosted formal parties for their dolls, teddies, or friends.
Some of these sets are just as beautiful and detailed as their full-sized, adult counterparts. This tea set is no exception! It includes transfer images of lovely little girls dancing and playing with dogs – a St. Bernard and a terrier. The set is very feminine with soft colors and pink trim.
I love it when I come across very unusual and rare items when I’m antiquing. The striking Persian tea set is an example! It is made of hand-painted enamel over copper and is just gorgeous! The antique dealer told me it was from a very elderly woman’s estate who had traveled the world with her husband.
The set has a very similar look to the Ohio Art tin tea sets of the 1930s and 40s. I think it would be so cute displayed with some dolls or teddy bears!
I will be listing this item for sale tonight on Ebay. Check my listings at the link at the top of the page!