This is a stunning service for 8 of taylor smith and taylor china dishes. The pattern is cobalt blue wheat. They feature a cobalt blue border with gold trim and a wheat emblem in the center. They look black in the photos, but they are cobalt blue. The pictures do not do this set justice. They look presidential, very sophisticated. There are 8 dinner plates measuring 10″ across, 8 bread and butter plates measuring 6-1/4″, 8 berry bowls measuring 5-1/8″ and one vegetable bowl measuring 8-1/4″ x 6-1/2 across. No chips or crazing. In my opinion they are in excellent condition. Items will be packaged carefully. This item is made of ceramic.