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Shakespeare service

  • Museum number

    2239

  • Description

    Five dessert plates from The Shakespeare service with embossed griffins on the border in unglazed bone china and a dotted gold ground. Each plate has a different central emblem and 3 small oval portrait panels of Shakespeare, Tragedy and Comedy in enamel.

  • Artist

    Thomas Bott

  • Date made

    1853

  • Material

    Bone China

  • Factory mark

    Kerr & Binns circle mark

  • Mark type

    Printed

  • Provenance/assession

    Purchased for the museum in 1895.

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