A rare Nantgarw sucrier and cover, circa 1818-20
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A rare Nantgarw sucrier and cover, circa 1818-20
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A rare Nantgarw sucrier and cover, circa 1818-20
Of compressed circular form, the twin handles and pineapple knop picked out in gold, painted in London with oval panels of garden flowers edged in gold, reserved on a green ground with scattered oeil de perdrix picked out in gold and blue enamel, 17.2cm wide (2)


  • A service of this pattern is illustrated by E Morton Nance, The Pottery and Porcelain of Swansea and Nantgarw (1942), plate CLXI and discussed on p.370 where it is stated that the set was reputed to have been ordered by George III for the Duke of Gloucester in celebration of his marriage. The Duke of Gloucester connection is followed by Rowland Williams, Nantgarw Porcelain, fig 57, where a buttertub, cover and stand of the pattern is illustrated. Further pieces of the pattern are illustrated by WD John, Nantgarw Porcelain Album (1975), illustration 69, described as being from the well known Duke of Cambridge service, ordered by the Prince Regent as a wedding gift for his younger brother. The confusion is perhaps explained as on his death in 1805, the effects of Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, who married his cousin, Princess Mary, were passed to his brother-in-law and cousin, Adolphus Duke of Cambridge. These effects included the famous Worcester and Chelsea services which now bear the Gloucester and Cambridge names respectively. In view of the date of manufacture, a connection with the Duke of Cambridge seems most likely although there does not appear to be any hard evidence to support this.
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