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Date: 1817

Media: soft-paste porcelain

Size: h(cm) : 3.2 x d(cm) : 21.7 x h(in) : 1 1/4

Acquired: 1992; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 31074

On this plate a large group of marigolds, anemones and convolvulus is set against a distant landscape with a lake and an octagonal summer house. Never used on porcelain before, this type of composition was probably inspired by similar depictions of flowers in Robert Thornton’s 'Temple of Flora' of 1799-1807. The plate is from a magnificent dessert service painted by Baxter for the Swansea factory’s proprietor, Lewis Weston Dillwyn (1778-1855).

This work is currently on display.

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