"Thin slates are grouped in rows, ordered from big to small, looking for some movement, ended up with a straight line in the middle to ensure a strong movement." WIT PORSELEIN / Never Still Always Changing - Jeanne Opgenhaffen
2 ROYAL CROWN DERBY Blue Mikado demitasse cup & saucer sets pointed handle c1940s
TEA TIME: "Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea" (Henry Fielding). This delicate set takes us back to more leisurely days when the great Victorian houses threw afternoon tea parties. In addition to tea, guests were offered coffee or thick hot chocolate served in demitasse cups. Emily Post underscored the intimate nature of afternoon tea by stating that servants were never to enter the room unless rung for.