An extremely rare large tea service for twelve people from the Victorian era dating to the late 19th century / early 20th century. There are twelve tea cups and saucers, twelve cake plates, two serving plates, a sugar bowl and milk jug. Very good condition with no obvious chips or cracks.
The cobalt blue, red and gold leaf pattern is wonderfully detailed.
The maker's mark underneath each piece reads "Melba Bone China, Guaranteed made in England".