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Dessert Service

1981.15.1AB (RS32681)

Description

Gilt gold banded edge; border of gilt vermicule on pink ground; central image of elephant's head w/ snake entwined around trunk w/ green-gilt decoration (Appleton family crest). Urn-shaped on square base.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": Believed to have been ordered for the marriage of Nathan Appleton and Maria Gold in 1806, this dessert service was second to none at the time. The set was ordered from the Worcester Royal Porcelain Works of Barr, Flight and Barr, whose wares were used in royal households in England and imperial palaces in Europe. The Appletons special-ordered the dessert service to be decorated with the Appleton family crest, an elephant's head with a snake encircling the animal's trunk.<br/>
Maker
Barr Flight & Barr (Maker)
Date
1804-1813
Inscriptions
Printed and impressed on bottom: Impressed: ""BFB [under crown]"" Printed: ""BARR FLIGHT & BARR/ Royal Porcelain Works/ WORCESTER/ London--House/ FLIGHT & BARR/ Coventry Street/ Manufacturer to their Majesties, Prince of Wales, and Royal Family/ Establish 1751""
Location of origin
Worcester, England
Material
gilding
painting (coating)
porcelain
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Worcester (Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom)
Descriptive terms
Gilded
gilding
Painted
painting (coating)
Porcelain
porcelain
sauce tureens
TUREEN, SAUCE
Dimensions
5.5 (H), 6 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1981.15.1AB
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Nathan Appleton
GUSN
49940

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