This listing is for the 15 piece tea set made by Royal Doulton for Marshall Field that you see in the photos. There are 5 plates measuring close to 8 7/8 inches diameter, 5 saucers measuring close to 4 ½ inches diameter diameter and 5 demitasse tea cups. There is relatively heavy gold decoration on all of the pieces including tiny gold beads. All of the pieces have Royal Doulton England and Marshall Field & Company Chicago back stamps.They also have the same painted numbers that are difficult to read. I think that they should probably be read Ra 7779 and E8165. There are also impressed marks on the plates and saucers that are difficult to read. The condition is much like you see in the 30 photos after the general description. The plates and saucers are in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. I have not seen any scratches either but there some extremely slight scratches that I have not seen. The gold decoration looks great on all pieces. Outside of a little wear or perhaps missed areas on some of the gold on the rings forming the feet on the plates.
The gold decoration looks great with no wear. There might be very slight wear that I have not seen but I did take a good look at all of the pieces. As you can see, two of the cups are stained by what I imagine to be tea.One of the not stained cups has a dark fine line on the inside that appears to be a crack in the glaze. It does not show on the outside of the cup. I see a small amount of very light crazing on the bottom of the two stained cups. There is a very tiny chip along the edge of one of the cups that is not stained. The stains in the bottom of one of the cups form some lines. I think that they are probably just the way that the tea dried and not craze lines. Otherwise, I do not see any crazing.
I wonder if there is a way to remove the stains. There is an irregularity near the edge of the bottom of one of the stained cups that you can see in a photo. It looks like maybe a little of the surface finish chipped off or maybe it was made that way. Some of the back stamps or marks on the undersides are not stamped well or are incomplete. A little soil can be seen on the bottom of the two cups that are stained.
Otherwise, the cups and plates in this set are generally fine and as shown. My photos should give you a good idea its general condition. I guarantee this tea set to be as described and represented by the 27 photos after the general description. The photos are part of the description. Please look at all of them.Please know that the lighting in my photos is uneven and that there might be shadows or reflections. The colors on my monitor look close to but not exactly like the actual colors.
Some of the colors might be distorted. Different monitors may show different colors. I often say that an item measures or weighs close to because in my opinion no measurements are exact and some things are difficult to measure.Often, I have a custom made box for larger items and that might result in a short delay. When I use packing peanuts, they are usually biodegradable. Sometimes, I use used boxes. 30 photos should load with this listing. The item "Royal Doulton 15 Pc Tea Set Demitasse Cup Saucer Plate Exotic Birds Gold Beads" is in sale since Sunday, August 23, 2020.
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