Part of the Dickens' Village Series from Department 56. Victorian England at the time of Charles Dickens was a center of culture for the world, where many traditions we celebrate today took shape.
Many beautiful details enhance this new costermonger or street seller. Dressed in fine custom, our lady offers tea from decorated urns. Note the detailed signage referencing the history of afternoon tea, when Anna, Duchess of Bedford, requested tea in the afternoon, served with cakes, sweets, and "sandwiches", stuffed slices of bread coined by the Earl of Sandwich.
Coordinates with item #4020183 "Joseph Edward Tea Shoppe" lighted building.
Brand: Department 56
Series: Dickens' Village
Issued: January 2011
Material: Hand-crafted and hand-painted porcelain
Dimensions: 2.875" H x 2.5" W x 4.375" L