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Shell Centrepiece

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Factory Dr Wall
Date made 1765 to 1770
Material Soft paste porcelain
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Label This elaborate porcelain centrepiece or sweetmeat stand was probably used during the dessert course for serving fruit, nuts or pickles. The piled up shell design was probably inspired by fashionable garden grottoes, where the dessert course would have been taken in summer months.
Description Table centrepiece constructed from small modelled shells with ten large fluted shells decorated with an underglaze blue border and central panel of painted flowers.
Provenance From the collection of C.W.Dyson Perrins
Height 10 1/2 inches
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Museum No 1232

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