Porcelain tea set for six, Austrian circa 1910
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Size: cup 5.5 cm high, plate 17.5 cm diameter;
Style note — Neo-classical style looks back at and draws its design inspiration from the ancient Greece and Rome, and uses those elements in decoration. Most neo-classical items are defined by straight and clean lines, elegant repetitive floral patterns, floral garlands and gadrooning.
Facts of Lavish Tea facts — the first ever book on tea was written in China in the 8th century by Lu Yu. It is called Tea Classic and covers tea growing, preparation and drinking.