This Duke of Gloucester Porcelain Shell Dish can be used as an elegant serving piece at dinner, as a soup bowl, a dessert bowl, or as a decorative object in your home. Pair it with other Duke of Gloucester pieces or mix and match with other patterns for trend-meets-tradition look.
Need more pieces to complete your Duke of Gloucester service than what we have in stock online? Contact us to inquire about additional Duke of Gloucester pieces at our stores. Special orders are also available through Brick & Vine store in Merchants Square. We ship anywhere in the continental United States.
- Design uses 19 colors and 22 karat gold
- Inspired by an original service made for William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, circa 1770
- Eighteenth-century reproduction porcelain
- Williamsburg by Mottahedeh & Co.
- 8.25" dia.
Hand washing recommended.
About 1770, William Henry, the Duke of Gloucester, commissioned a dinner service from the Royal Worcester company which reflected his passionate interest in the natural world. The resulting pattern is an impressive manifestation of rococo style, complete with 19 exuberant colors, 22 karat gold gilt feathering and a brilliant turquoise rim. A platter from the original service, now in the collections of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, served as the inspiration for this exquisite reproduction. It took over two years to complete the process of matching the vibrant colors and hand-painted feel of the original antique.