You are bidding on a stunning Taxco sterling silver tea set with a large lobed tray. Each of the four pieces are perfectly matched and fully hallmarked. The impressive tea pot measures approximately 9 1/2" tall and 9 1/4" wide at the widest point it has a lobed body with a plume handle and gorgeous acanthus scroll work around the top and bottom finished with an acorn finial. The creamer measures approximately 5 1/2" tall and 5" across with the lobed body and the plume and scroll handle and acanthus scroll work . The sugar bowl measures approximately 6 3/4" tall x 7" wide at the widest point with matching lobed body with plume and scroll handles with the same stunning scroll work surrounding the top and bottom it also has the acorn finial on the lid. The tray is beautiful as depicted in photos measuring 20 1/2" x 14 1/2" a nice sized tray with beautiful lobes and acanthus scroll work surrounding. Each piece of this set is in very fine condition the tea pot has some minor dings that any jeweler could take out with little effort (see photo). All four pieces are marked "Taxco Plateria", "California Esterling" the makers mark of intertwined "VM" (see photos) each piece also has the early eagle mark "3" for Taxco the tray has it on each handle. This is an estate piece and the previous proud owner had engraved his or her California Drivers license number on the bottom of each piece it is very lightly engraved and could possibly be buffed out. The license number is from the 1920s and I believe this set is from the 40s when it was common to put identifying marks such as this onto your prized possessions.This set weighs 115 troy ounces in combined weight which is approximately $1,300 in silver weight alone. Please feel free to ask questions and bid with confidence. This item will be sent registered,insured mail which is the safest least expensive way to send it in the U.S.