The highly important Barr, Flight & Barr Worcester floral specimen dessert service by William Billingsley comprising two superb tureens and covers each painted on both sides, two 280mm wide oval dishes and twenty-four 209mm plates each well painted with a different floral panel upon a fading grey reserve within gilt vermicule decorated white borders and wide banded gilt rims, impressed and printed marks, circa 1810, one plate chipped, two tureen lid finials with minor restoration, some gilt rubbing (30).
* See The Ewers-Tyne Collection of Worcester Porcelain at the Cheekwood Collection, Nashville, Tennessee by John Sandon, item number 77 for a plate from this unique service identified as being the work of Billingsley. Only employed at Barr, Flight & Barr for a short period, initially as a painter and subsequently perfecting their porcelain bodies Billingsley left in 1813 to set up a porcelain factory in Wales. Ex Laurance S. Rockefeller estate, sold Sotheby's New York, 11th and 12th October 2005, lot 281
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