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This design, originally attributed to Sir William Chambers, is based on drawings carried out by Chambers' pupil, John Yenn ( 1750-1821) which are in the Victoria & Albert Museum. The design was first used by Chambers in the 1760's after the 4th Duke of Marlborough employed the celebrated architect to undertake extensive alterations to Blenheim Palace and Marlborough House in London. The Duke also ordered a silver dinner service from Parker & Wakelin in this very design attributed to Chambers. Stylistic similarities, as well as the use of heavy swags, can be seen in Chambers' model for a State Coach for George III, ( also in the V & A ). Similarly, the laurel festoons and paterae relate to Chambers' work on the East Gate at Blenheim. Some pieces from the Marlborough Service still survive at Blenheim Palace and other know examples are a Tureen in the Leeds City Art Gallery.
|Height||13.00 inch||(33.02 cm)|
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