This beautiful vintage set by TK Thun is in a great Art Deco pattern called Empire. The color is ivory on white with a black detailed pattern and heavy gold trim. The set is not complete but there are lots of pieces here.
First we have the Tureen or covered Serving Bowl which stands 5 1/2" to top of lid and is 8 1/4" across. It measures 10 1/2" from handle to handle. The gold shows minimal wear, and the piece is in near excellent condition - with one major oops. There is a hairline crack on the lid from the handle nearly to the rim, and at the end there is a tiny chip. This has never been repaired. I've kept this put safely away in the hope that someone could and would fix it. The bowl itself has absolutely no damage of any kind, not even any light crazing or use marks, so the piece is still quite usable and pretty. As I said the crack has never been repaired and appears fresh (even though I have stored it for well over a year) - there is no old glue or any staining associated with the crack, and the piece would display quite nicely even with this problem as it's not easily noticed. But it is there, and this is such a pretty and rare piece that it should be repaired properly.
Next we have the Oval Platter. This tray measures 12" by 8 3/4" and is in excellent condition, but does suffer from some loss of gold.
Then there are two Oval Serving or Vegetable Bowls. The largest measures 10" by 7 1/4" wide and the smaller measures 9" by 5 1/2" wide. Both of these are in excellent condition.
Each of the eight - 6 1/2" Bread and Butter or Dessert Plates is also in excellent condition with minor gold loss to the interior rim.
Next are five - 5 1/4" dia. Fruit Bowls. All of these are in excellent condition.
The three odd pieces consist of 1 cup and a creamer, both 4" across, and a sugar bowl lid (no bowl) which is 3 1/2" across. These pieces are also in excellent condition, showing little gold loss.
This set will be shipped box-in-a-box for added protection. Final shipping method and amount will be determined after auction end, but the estimate given here should be quite close.
Outside of the crack in the one lid, there are no other chips, cracks, crazing (that I can see) or repairs. There are no utensil marks noted. This is a very USABLE, and DISPLAYABLE set. Mix it up with coordinating patterns for a more interesting table. You've gotta love the Art Deco pattern here - this is truly a beautiful set!
View the photos carefully, as all sales are final. I will wrap all this with extraordinary care to see that no more damage is done in shipping. Check my store for more glass, china and collectible items, and thanks for stopping in!