Dessert and Fruit Plates with Teacup and Saucer

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Rococo Revival style, c. 1834

These pieces are part of a large dessert service probably purchased by Eliza Ridgely in Paris in 1834. Each plate is decorated with a different bouquet of flowers, reflecting Eliza’s passion for horticulture.

Porcelain. Dessert Plate: H 2, 22.2 cm; Dessert Plate: H 2.5, Dia 22.5 cm; Bread Plate: H 2.5, Dia 18 cm Teacup: H 6, W 10.2, Dia 9.5 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 4016, 4014, 3958, 10026, 3959