Scheibler are noted as the maker of extraordinary hollowware and their items are prized by collectors. This set is an extraordinary example of their skill in design and creation. See the second photo for a detailed shot of their breath-taking artistry.
If tea isn't your thing, don't forget that you can use this set for many other things - coffee and hot chocolate are the obvious. But why not use the teapot instead of a pitcher the next time you serve mixed drinks. The sugar and creamer could hold garnishes and syrups to add to your delightful mix.
Imagine pouring a basic Pimm's into your glass from the pot, then drizzling in a pomegranate syrup to suit your taste from the creamer, and accenting it with a spring of mint served from the sugar bowl. Cheers!
The teapot is 9 inches (22.86 cm) to the top of the finial. The sugar bowl is 6.5 inches (16.51 cm) to the top of its finial. The milk jug is 5 inches (12.7 cm) to the top of the rim. The entire set is in excellent condition. The only item of note is a loose pin near one of the handle insulators, this can easily be tightened up by a silversmith. To provide you with some perspective, in one photo is the back of my standard-sized business card 3.5 x 2 inches (8.9 x 5 cm).
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