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The Hope Service Plate, Flight Worcester c. 1790-2

Lavish is the word that best describes this Flight Worcester plate. It’s from the ‘Hope’ service, ordered in 1789 by William Henry, the Duke of Clarence, who was the third son of King George III and eventual inheritor of the British throne at the age of 64 after both brothers died without heirs. William IV…

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An Important Swansea plate with Welsh subject, newly discovered….

An Important fresh discovery: Swansea Porcelain plate painted by Thomas Baxter with a Welsh subject, circa 1818 ‘The Bard’, after de Loutherbourg ‘s lost work, depicted as an engraving in Gray’s ‘Relicks of the Welsh Bards’ – painted by Thomas Baxter on Swansea Porcelain!   Produced for just a few short years in the early 19th century, Welsh porcelain…

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