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Dudley Service

  • Museum number

    2428

  • Description

    Egg shell china set comprising of milk jug, teapot and cover, sugar and cover and cup and saucer. All with three paw feet. Elaborate hand applied turquoise jewelling with an oval portrait panel on each piece. In 1865 a jewelled tea service and matching tray was presented by the City of Worcester to Georgina, Countess of Dudley, on the occasion of her marriage. The service received much praise and publicity and as the Earl of Dudley was one of Royal Worcester's board of Directors he ordered that this duplicate set be made for display to the public. Raised gilding encrusted with simulated turquoise and pearls were painstakingly applied over egg shell thin bone china by Samuel Ranford and the panels delicately painted by Thomas Callowhiill.

  • Artist

    Thomas Callowhill, Samuel Ranford

  • Date made

    1865

  • Material

    Bone China

  • Factory mark

    Circle only

  • Mark type

    Raised gold

  • Provenance/assession

    From the Works Museum Collection

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