This design is from a dessert service by Coalport. The service was used at the Royal table at the banquet given by the City of London at the Guildhall, to celebrate the opening of the Great Exhibition, 9th July 1851..
This plate is from a Sèrves service given as a diplomatic gift by King Louis XVI of France to the Duchess of Manchester, the wife of the British Ambassador to the court of Versailles. The occasion was the signature of the Treaty of Versailles which brought an end to the war of American Independence...
This Design referred to as the "Tobacco Leaf" Pattern, is adapted from a late 18th - early 19th-century Chinese Vase in the Metropolitan Museum's collection. The original beaker-shaped vase was made in China for the European Market. It is made of hard paste porcelain and is decorated with enamel col..