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We received the teapot and plate sets and are very happy with them, however would like the back ordered tea cup and saucer set sooner rather than later to fully appreciate World Markets concern for customer satisfaction.
While I applaud the idea of items paying homage to Downton Abbey, the inferior products that are being sold are absurd facsimiles. I don't know the background of the products, if they are in some way duplicating patterns of the current castle, Highclere, in England. I doubt it. But when I saw the line of products in the store, my delight was short-lived. These are so inferior in quality that Lady Mary would never have gone near them. They more rightly belong downstairs with the staff. It's obviously not real china, but the patterns are the cheapest kind of appliqués from China, of whatever you call the manufacturing of dishes, and the quality of the patterns are the crudest facsimiles, in color and design. There's no real,intricacy of the pattern. Yes, I get that it's meant to "suggest" the real stuff, but you would need to squint, from a yard away to think these are classy. They look like K-Mart.
I don't think the pictures do this justice! The teapot has soft shades of mint/sage green and like a blueish gray in the design. Someone said the colors were muted; I happen to disagree and love the subtlety of this piece. I was also really pleased with the size and design, as well as the fact that it is dishwasher safe. Strikes the right balance between function and style.
What I love about this teapot is the simple, classic style that will last and never go out of trend. It's perfect for entertaining guests or enjoying at home with your kiddos. I wish they brought these back to the stores though.
The Downton Abbey teapot is a beautiful piece to add to any teapot collection. Its shape and its style are lovely and very much "afternoon tea" in design. The colors, though, are not as brilliant as they appeared to be as shown on line. In fact, they are rather muted. But the teapot's graceful style helps one to overlook the lack of color. Also, the teapot is thicker than I had anticipated. I suppose that I was thinking "china" finesse due to its origin..............Downton Abbey!