Dessert service, soft-paste porcelain, painted in polychrome enamels with swags of flowers in shaped reserves against an underglaze blue scale ground, gold details, fretted square and open crescent marks in underglaze blue, Worcester, c. 1768-75 (see also TAT/C/64).Comprising; twenty-three small plates, two oval basket dishes, two tureens, covers and stands, four leaf dishes, two small kidney dishes, two large kidney dishes, one large oval dish, four small oval dishes, four large circular plates and covers to ice pails.
Egerton collection devised to the National Trust by Maurice, 4th Baron Egerton of Tatton (1874-1958); 1920 Notebook in the Housekeeper’s Room, ‘Worcester Set/Half the set was taken up to St. James’s Square by the 1st Lady Egerton, 1st Lord Egerton told her to have it back at once to Tatton, but this was never done. 1st Lord Egerton left all the China at St. James’s Square to his daughter Elizabeth, who left it to the Albermarles, who consequently have 2 half sets of Tatton China.’
Marks and inscriptions
Fretted square and crescent marks in undersglaze blue.
Makers and roles
Worcester Manufactory, manufacturer