14 June 2006
A ROYAL WORCESTER 'BLIND EARL' PATTERN PART SERVICE
MID-20TH CENTURY, PRINTED MARKS
Typically moulded after the 18th Century pattern, within gilt rims, comprising:
Two large circular bowls,
Four oval dishes,
Two shaped circular dishes with scroll handles,
Two sugar bowls and domed covers,
Two milk jugs,
Eight coffee cups and 12 saucers (32)
Often used by H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.
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This pattern was named after the Earl of Coventry who lost his sight in a hunting accident and designed in order that it could be appreciated by him in three dimensions. It is now one of the best known of all the early Worcester patterns.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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