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Antique set of 12 English Hand Painted Porcelain Dessert Service 19thC

Antique set of 12 English Hand Painted Porcelain Dessert Service 19thC Sold
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This is a superb set of twelve mid-19th century English hand painted porcelain dessert service, circa 1860.

Each has decorative gilt edging with a light moss green colour border, the centre of each is beautifully hand painted with a English country scenes 


They have the  named country scene on the reverse, which includes:

Bolton Abbey
On the Blythe
Brig O' Door
Bothwell Castle
Pyles Mill Somerset
Millers Dale, Derbysh
Kenilworth Castle
Roslin Castle
In Weneleydale
Dara Dale
Derby
Kirkham Priory

It is a lovely set which  will impress your guests at the next dinner party.

 

Condition:

In excellent condition with wear commensurate with age and use, please see photos for confirmation of condition.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 2.5 x Width 23 x Depth 23

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 inch x Width 9 inches x Depth 9 inches

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 08581