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  • Sweetmeat stand. Worcester Porcelain Factory, England. The three shell-shaped dishes are supported on a tri-lobed hollow base, encrusted with naturallistically moulded shells and coral, with a central conch shell, which forms the handle. Each of the shell-dishes is painted with an exotic bird in a leafy landscape, with the shells, coral and seaweed painted in naturalistic colours. Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, and painted in red, yellow, green, purple and puce enamels and gilt, height, whole, 10.4 cm, width, whole, 16.0 cm, circa 1770. Rococo. Production Note: Shell sweetmeat dishes of many different designs were made by English porcelain factories. This was formerly attributed to Plymouth.
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