This tea set makes any tea party a lot more fun! It is designed in the form of a happy family of Russian merchants of the times long gone, and is painted with radiant, cheerful colors to brighten up even the gloomiest of days.The set is made by the Verbilki factory, one of the largest centers of porcelain production in Russia. It was founded in the mid 18th century by Francis Gardner, a merchant from England. The Verbilki factory survives to this day, from generation to generation being true to its fine traditions of putting great care and love into every piece of porcelain made, as well as always caring for the environment. This philosophy has allowed the factory to keep going strong after its two-and-a-half centuries of existence.