The Spode: No fine china but it is Spode (Made in England). I purchased the entire set (tea cups and breakfast cups and teapot), plus 4 dinner plates and 4 dessert plates, and a salad bowl (the bowl wasn't MiE) for almost 90% off when the department store discontinued stocking the line. I had had my eye on the teapot for 2 years after moving to the area, and hit the jackpot when it was 75% off the already discounted prices. Only last week I bought the Tea for One set, which isn't made in England, and was so disappointed with the quality I'm not going there again. Also got a tea strainer, which isn't pictured, but where ever its made I'm glad I found it because non-metal tea strainers are few and far between.