Name: Florentine Forest
Features: Forest resembles oriental wisteria or tiny parachutes dripping from the trees.
4-3/4" Teapot with cover
5" Plates (2 ea)
2-1/2" high x 4-3/4" across top wastebowl
3" Sugar with Lid
4-1/4" Saucers (4 ea)
1-1/2" high x 2-7/8" across the top (4 ea)
1 5" plate discolored
Sugar lid glued together and has a chip - discoloration on bottom.
Some discoloration inside 2 cups.
Some pieces have glaze skips and extra pottery blobs here and there. Mfg. defects.
Really a great little set!
I noticed this same mold on page 57 and 58 of Lorraine Punchard's Playtime Pottery & Porcelain From the United Kingdom & the United States
The dinner set with this pattern is shown in English Toy China by Doris Anderson Lechler, page 75, plate #200 and page 189.
She also states on page 142 when describing another set (Royal Star Florentine) "Minton was fond of selecting names and marketing their toy ware..."
Other Designs: Amherst Japan; Chelsea, Maltese Cross, Crusade.
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