A large dinner service, of which some seventy pieces remain, was reputedly made for Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, a younger brother of King George III. The ware featured clusters of fruit enclosed in a resplendent border of berries and butterflies, with gold and turquoise bands around the edge. This colorful design was executed on Worcester blanks in London, probably in James Giles’s porcelain-decorating workshop, between about 1770 and 1780. Our charming coasters are based on an original plate from the Duke of Gloucester’s dinner service, now in the Museum’s collection.
Includes 6 coasters. Stamped and printed tin with cork backing and a storage canister. Hand wash. 3 1/2'' diam.