A Copeland and Garrett pottery part wash set, 19th Century.

Each item is moulded and decorated in shallow relief with rococo scrollwork, heightened in gilding.

The core of the set, which was used by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert during their stay at Burghley in 1844, is probably originally circa 1839, with extra items added for the Royal visit.

The pottery works founded at Stoke by Josiah Spode in 1776, were controlled by the business partnership of William Taylor Copeland and Thomas Garrett from 1833 to 1847.

Pieces produced during this period were marked Copeland and Garrett and were generally in the rococo style which was then very fashionable and featured much fussier forms than the company had previously produced.

REFERENCE: CER0400 (part)

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