Here’s a lovely set for those who like to share a quiet conversation with a close friend over tea.
There is a little story that goes with it in the form of a letter. A woman writes to a younger woman to whom she is giving the set:
“Since this is your 18th birthday I am giving to you one of my most cherished possessions. It was given to me when I was about ten by your great grandmother Smith. I spent so many happy hours with her. I guess I thought she was my grandmother…
“These china dishes came across the ocean with her from England. They are very fine china. I cried my eyes out the day the pitcher got broken. My mother mended it the best she could…”
Prussian type Teapot, Sugar Bowl, and Condiment Server (the broken Pitcher is on the house), c. 1880-1900: $75.00