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(BARR, FLIGHT & BARR) PORCELAIN
PINK GROUND DESSERT SERVICE OF
A PAIR OF FRUIT COOLERS, COVERS & LINERS &
A SET OF SIXTEEN PINK GROUND DESSERT PLATES
IMPRESSED CROWNED MONOGRAM MARK AND FULL RED SCRIPT .BARR FLIGHT & BARR, ROYAL PORCELAIN WORKS, WORCESER. LONDON HOUSE NO:1 COVENTRY STREET.
EACH COOLER WITH A GILT PINE CONE KNOP AND GILDED GADROON COVER, THE BODIES WITH DOLPHIN & SHELL GILDED HANDLES, A WHITE PEARL BEADED WAIST AND WITH NAMED PAINTED SCENES RESERVED UPON A PINK GROUND AND RAISED ON A SPREADING CIRCULAR FOOT AND ON A SQUARE BASE.
“BINSTEAD COTTAGE, ISLE OF WHITE” “THAUGH BRIDGE, DEVON”
“MILL BAY, NEAR PLYMOUTH” BEAUCHIEF ABBEY, DERBYSHIRE”
EACH PLATE WITH A CENTRAL ROUND PAINTED NAMED SCENE RESERVED UPON A PINK GROUND WITHIN A DECORATIVE GILDED SCROLL & FOLIATE CIRCLE BORDER, AND WITH A SEMI CIRCULAR
GILDED PATTERN BORDER.
VERY RARE ORIGINAL INVOICE TO R. COSWAY ESQ.
11TH SEPTEMBER 1813
He painted the future King George IV in 1780 and was appointed Painter to the Prince of Wales[ in 1785—the only time this title was ever awarded. His subjects included the Prince's first wife, Maria Anne Fitzherbert, and various English and French aristocrats, including Madame du Barry, mistress of King Louis XV of France.
In 1784, the Cosways moved into Schomberg House, Pall Mall, which became a fashionable salon for London society. In 1791 they moved to a larger house in Stratford Place. In later life, Cosway suffered from mental disorders and spent some time in various institutions. He died in London in 1821 and was buried at Marylebone New Church. Sir John Soane bought more than 30 objects put up for sale at auction after Cosway's death
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