The pieces are made of ironstone/earthenware and have a glossy finish. The set was produced in England in the late 20th century (1980s) and is perfect for those who love vintage items.The backstamp is also from England, adding to its authenticity. The set is in excellent condition, and its various pieces make it versatile for any use. These will come with 2 place settings per box. You get 4 place setting made up of 5 pieces per setting which is a tea cup, saucer, dessert plate, fruit/salad bowl and dinner plate.