London, South Kensington
11 October 2002
A Worcester (Flight) plate from the 'Hope' service
Circa 1790-1792, blue crown above Flight and crescent mark
Painted en grisaille by John Pennington with an allegorical female figure emblematic of Hope, seated by a seashore, a ship in the distance, within a blue-line circular panel radiating gilt diamond pattern and pendant leaf ornament, the blue-ground border gilt with stars and dots and flutes divided by paterae within a shaped rim (some light rubbing to the well and light scratches)
9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) diam.
H.R.H. William Henry, Duke of Clarence and St. Andrews, later William IV, thence by decent to:
Lord Frederick FitzClarence.
William George, 18th Earl of Erroll.
Charkes, 20th Earl of Erroll, sale Christie's, 11th May 1893, lots 104-165.
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The larger remaining part of the Hope Service was sold Christie's London, 24 February 1997, lot 65.
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