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Serving dish from the Mecklenburg-Strelitz service, porcelain; oval, moulded with four panels in relief and lobed edge; painted with two exotic birds in a landscape in the centre and with pendent swags of flowers on the border; gilt butterflies on a dark blue ground in four small border panels.
- Production date
- 1762-1763 (circa)
Width: 10.70 inches
- Curator's comments
- This large oval platter or serving dish is part of the service given by George III and Queen Charlotte in 1763 to the brother of the queen, Adolphus Frederick IV, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1738-1794), completed by March 1765. It remained in the palace at Neustrelitz until 1919, when it was sold and subsequently acquired by James Oakes who presented it to HM Queen Elizabeth in 1947. There are 137 pieces from the service in the Royal Collection RCIN 5000031.
For another piece from this service see a dish 1913,1220.145.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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