Perhaps not the most functional tea set we'll ever see, but certainly one of the most beautiful.
This piece was made by Polish ceramicist Edyta Cieloch, who slip-cast industrial porcelain and then carved out the intricate design via tracery techniques. (It must take a steady hand to achieve such a delicate look.)
The Spanish Lace set is on display now at the Museum of Arts and Design, as part of the Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics exhibit. From the artist statement:
Crockery, devoid of its original common function in a traditional meaning, becomes useless but acquires new aesthetic value.