These pieces of Sadler tea wares date to the 1950s - and obviously taken inspiration from the Midwinter "Zambesi" pattern, designed by Jessie Tait.
The Sadler zebra pattern items are much harder to source these days and are now rare survivors.
This set is in very good vintage condition as you can see in my photographs.
It consists of three fine pieces: a teapot, lidded sugar bowl and a matching milk jug.
They have lovely streamlined shapes and have no chips or cracks. Each piece is nice and clean inside.
The over-painted red colour on the handles, lid knops and spouts is very much prone to flaking - my set is fine, but there has been a little bit of very sensitive and hardly noticeable repainting of the teapot handle. You certainly do not notice that this has been done unless under very close up inspection.
However, an acceptable little bit of restoration given how rare these pieces now are - and the exceptional condition of all pieces.
The set measures as follows: teapot is from handle to spout 9 1/2 inches (24 cm). It is 5 1/2 inches (14 cm) in height.
The sugar bowl from handle to handle is 5 3/4 inches (14.5 cm).
The milk jug measures from handle to spout 5 1/4 inches (13.5 cm) and with a height of 2 3/4 inches (7 cm).
I have owned this for many years - and I have never used it. It had been packed away but it is only in recent months that the issues (now resolved) occurred with the paintwork on the teapot handle. Indeed, I have never used it!
A great set - and great for display in a 1950s diner or dining room - or just for use!