It is a beautiful set and although one of the bowls was chipped, I got in touch with the seller and was sent a replacement immediately. You don't often find sets with eight place settings and without cups and saucers ( does anyone still use these)
This set is a little heavier than I expected but it does the job - pretty and nice to use, no problems putting it in the dishwasher. The bowls and tea plates are slightly smaller than we're used to so we're still using our old cereal bowls, but maybe we should cut down on portions!
this set is ideal for anyone who dosnt need the hassle of cups and saucers they arrived well packed and safe from damage they look better than displayed .what els can you say about crockery other than extremly good value for your money .
I was so pleased with these that I ordered a second set, although I will have to be careful washing them with dish washing powder as apparently using tablets or powder can make the patterns fade, so I have changed to dishwasher liquid instead. Washing by hand was the recommendation.
Update......With my second set I noticed a small piece of paper saying they are suitable for the dishwasher and the microwave, even though there is no such indication engraved on the backs of the dishes. So far, washing in the dishwasher with liquid dishwasher soap has proved to be okay and they have been in the microwave but just to heat up for a minute with no adverse affect.