Serving Dishes

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Neoclassical style; 1800-1820
Longport (Staffordshire) England; Davenport

These dishes bear the mark of the Davenport manufactory, in business from 1794 to 1887. This dessert service Charles Carnan Ridgely ordered around 1805 is made of “bone china,” a variety of porcelain where the clay is mixed with bone ash.

Porcelain. Rectangular Serving Dish: H 3.8, W 19.3, L 24.1 cm; Oval Serving Dish: H 4.4, W 21.4, L 29.1 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 17560, 17554