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An extremely rare early Chamberlain's Worcester botanical dessert service

Provenance:
Lord and Lady John Cholmondeley 

Literature:
See G A Godden, Chamberlain Worcester Porcelain, page 121, where the author comments that Chamberlain's botanical services were more expensive than richly decorated services, as this style of decoration required ' the very best unblemished blanks being used'

An extremely rare early Chamberlain's Worcester botanical dessert service, each piece superbly painted in coloured enamels with a botanical specimen, within a gilt leaf band, comprising;

sixteen dessert plates

a rectangular footed centre dish

a round two handled sauce tureen, cover , stand and ladle

a pair of fluted oval dishes

three shell shaped dishes

a pair of heart shaped dishes

three square dishes

Circa 1800-10, script marks in brown and each botanical specimen titled verso 



An extremely rare early Chamberlain's Worcester botanical dessert service