The production of miniature silver furniture and tea, coffee, and chocolate equipment was a specialty of goldsmiths known as "toy men." The miniatures were probably intended for dollhouses. From the mid-eighteenth century in England until the present, porcelain and fine earthenware miniatures have been made as well.
Marking:  Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);  maker's mark for David Clayton.
Location of marks:  on neck of kettle; on underside of teapot; at side of coffeepot near rim.  on underside of kettle, each side of handle, twice on rim of stand (incompletely struck), underside of lamp; on underside of teapot; on underside of coffeepot; on inside bottom of sugar bowl; underside of cream jug (partially struck); underside of each cup; inside each saucer; underside handle of each spoon.