A 12-piece tea set with an ivy leaf pattern that was very popular at the time and may have been given a wedding present. These were not considered as 'everyday' plates and were used for high-days and holidays. People took great pride in their best china and it was always well-looked after. The current owner of this tea set remembers that as a child she wasn't allowed to wash it up, in case she chipped it.
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