London, South Kensington
7 - 8 July 2010
CAUGHLEY WHITE AND GILT PART DESSERT-SERVICE
CIRCA 1785-90, GILDER'S H MARK
Gilt with broad dot-pattern borders, centred by gilt bouquets, within gilt ovolo-pattern rims, comprising:
Two shaped-oval sauce-tureens, covers, four stands and two ladles
Two square dishes
Two fluted oval dishes
Removed from 28 St. James's Place, London to Althorp, Northamptonshire, in 1923 by Albert Edward John, 7th Earl Spencer (1892-1975).
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Perhaps W.B. Honey, Catalogue of the Porcelain and Pottery both Oriental and European in the Collection of Earl Spencer at Althorp, 1937, no. 918
A similar service is illustrated by Geoffrey Godden, Caughley and Worcester Porcelains 1775-1800, London, 1969, ill. no. 112.
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