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plate, dessert

Date: 1795-1800 ca

Media: soft-paste porcelain

Size: h(cm) : 2.9 x diam(cm) : 22.6 x h(in) : 1 1/8,h(cm

Acquired: 2013; Gift; Richard Broyd

Accession Number: NMW A 39526

The picturesque landscape created by Thomas Johnes (1748-1816) at Hafod was one of the most celebrated of its day. To commemorate its creation, Johnes ordered a 37-piece dessert service from Derby ‘Enamd with Select Views in the Center from his Estate in Wales & fine blue & Gold Border’. It is the earliest and most comprehensive record of Hafod's original appearance. The service was ordered in 1787 and took up to nine months to complete. At £63, it was the most expensive recorded dessert service made at Derby in the late eighteenth century. This plate is probably a slightly later replacement piece, made before 1800.

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