Please see photos for reference. These luxurious and glamorous dinnerware sets have been expertly designed to let you create a statement at your dinner table. With their rich materials, intricate designs, and subtle touches, they make a lovely addition to any china collection. Please note antique and vintage pieces are considered used and while most of the pieces we sell probably never saw much use, natural for their age, there may be imperfections or slight wear, which we will do our best to point out in the description and photos.Gilding is generally hand painted and therefore not always uniform in consistency. Additionally age may discolor the gilding, giving it a richer patina. Many of our items are well over 100 years old and this is to be expected with vintage items. If there is any aging to to the gold trim or it shows wear from use we will do our best to point this out. Please ask questions prior to purchasing. We want you to love your teacup as much as we do!