Saturday 14 March 2020
Nigel T Cooke, Kate Cadman & Timothy Peters: The Richard Cobden Service
An extensive Coalport Breakfast, Dinner and Dessert Service commissioned by Abraham Darby 1V to celebrate the launch of his iron braque clipper: ‘ The Richard Cobden ‘ in 1844.
Diana Edwards: A Royal Service by David Wilson?
A grand dinner and dessert service made by David Wilson, being one of the earliest marks of a crown over an impressed G, has been known for many years. A large portion of the dinner service is in a private collection in London – similarly much of the dessert service is at Winterthur. The sale at Christie’s of the service took place in February 1846 and it is described as being in the royal collection of Queen Charlotte, which is an error as the corresponding dates of Queen Charlotte’s reign and David Wilson’s manufactory are not possible. The service c.1805 was possibly made for Queen consort Caroline c.1805/6 when she separated from the Prince Regent.
Ray Howard and Victor Owen: Isleworth raw materials – evidence from the analysis of slipwear and porcelain sherds from the Isleworth/Hounslow potteries