Dinner in style
Today I am showing an item that ticks two of my favourite boxes: a dessert service, made by H&R Daniel. As you probably know by now, I love dessert services (and dinner parties!) and I also love H&R Daniel porcelain. Daniel pieces are rare because the factory wasn't in existence for that long and did not have a huge output, so it is rare to see a whole service together!
Not long ago I wrote about this factory, founded by Henry Daniel, who was also responsible for all the Spode designs of the period between about 1806 and 1822. Once he started his own factory he came up with countless amazing designs, usually involving hand painted flowers and/or birds.
This particular service is in a famous pattern that not only shows fantastic hand painted flowers, but also fine lilac sprigs that are moulded onto the white surface, and beautiful gilding to top it off. This "lilac sprigging" was very popular at the time; several factories used it a lot, among whom Samuel Alcock, Hilditch and Rathbone.
This service didn't come to me in one piece. I have saved it up over many years, and now arrived at a point where it has become a fabulous dessert service. There is some typical light damage such as some crazing and a few minor cracks or chips, but overall it is in great condition and many pieces are good for use.
So if you are thinking of decorating your home, or giving a really memorable dinner party, this is the set for you... it is available in my shop, and admiring these images is free of course!
Where to find stock
You can find all my H&R Daniel pieces here, and you can find all my available items here. If you want to stay up to date with new additions, find me on Instagram, where I put up pictures with a story several times a week.
Happy weekend, and why not set a beautiful table for your loved ones! 🍽🌸🍽
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