Miss C got her first china tea set when she was just 21 months old. She loved getting out of its little picnic hamper storage case, setting all the cups on the saucers and using the little teapot to pour us all a mini cup of tea.
It didn't last long, of course, in the hands of a 21 month old. One of the cups broke first and then it was the sugar pot. We eventually got rid of it when the teapot cracked. We opted for a plastic one instead.