Picnic Tea Set by Aspreys
A leather case, marked Asprey, London containing all that is needed to serve tea for 4 people.
The case has rattan covered wire to hold all the various components in place whilst travelling with the saucer plates and cutlery held by leather straps to the inside of the lid. It has 4 cups and saucers by Mintons, 4 tea spoons marked Asprey Stainless, a knife marked B.M.Co, Sheffield Made, Firth Stainless, 4 napkins, 2 Thermos Flasks marked Auto Therm Patent, a glass flask and a Mintons jug and a sugar container that travel in the rectangular tin. The set is complete save for a key for the locks.
With the rise of the motor car, picnic and tea sets increased in popularity as it became easier to explore the countryside. This is a set in good condition by an exceptional maker. Early 20th Century.
Case size is given.