Coalport armorial cup & saucer, Temple family C. 1810

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Chamberlains Worcester armorial cup & saucer, with wide laurel border of naturalistic leaves and large red berries on a gold ground, surrounding a gilt anthemian border with central crest of a bird in a crown and ‘TEMPLA QUAM DILECTA’.

The crest is the Temple family of Stowe house, Buckinghamshire.

Chamberlains, Pattern 358,

Circa 1803-06

Condition

loss to gold, no physical damage.

Size

saucer 14cm

References

ref Chamberlains, Godden, p113. The Latin translates as 'How lovely are thy temples', and is a pun on the family name - Temple - and also the large number of garden buildings, called temples, at the family house of Stowe House, Buckinghamshire. This is one of England's finest historical houses and looked after by the National Trust since 1989.

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