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The Rockingham dessert-service

Maker:  Maker Unknown


The Rockingham dessert-service, finely painted in colours with named specimen birds and insects from various parts of the world, the centre panels with birds and waterfowl on tree-stumps and in landscapes, comprising: Four wine coolers, eight circular dishes, four oval dishes, four square dishes, seventy-four circular plates, red griffin marks, and inscribed in iron-red. Paintings based on illustrations from: Edward Donovan, Insects of China; Insects of New Holland, & Insects of India; J F Stevens, British Insects; M S Merian, Insects of Surinam.

ID:  62658


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