A Chamberlain's Worcester claret-ground armorial part dinner service , mid 19th century, decorated with elaborate arms surmounted with the crest of Stanhope of Yorks. & Notts. (a tower with lion rampant issuing from battlements with grenade between paws) comprising: two various serving dishes in sizes; a rectangular two-handled serving bowl; twenty-two breakfast plates; thirteen soup plates and forty-two dinner plates, mostly impressed CHAMBERLAINS and an associated Staffordshire porcelain slop bowl from an unrelated tea service
Provenance : By direct descent from Lady Enid Doreen Scudamore-Stanhope Browne (1899-1985), daughter of The Hon. Evelyn Theodore Scudamore-Stanhope and Julia Dasha Potter . Lady Enid was granddaughter of Henry Edwyn Chandos Scudamore-Stanhope, 9th Earl of Chesterfield and sister to Edward Henry Scudamore-Stanhope, the 12 th and last Earl of Chesterfield, born on 9 February 1889. In December 1926 she married, Major Alexander Browne of Callaly Castle, of Northumberland.
The family homes included Beningbrough Hall, York and Holme Lacy, Herefordshire.
This service closely resembles Lot 1315 in the The Catalogue of the important contents of Beningbrough Hal l, York, 1958, described as 'A Chamberlains Worcester dinner service, painted with armorial bearings, with maroon borders'
Stacking wear, knife cuts, nibbles to leading edges of rims generally.
Breakfast plates: eleven damaged
Soup plates: seven chipped.
Dinner plates: Seventeen chipped/cracked.
This service has had extensive use and shows it.
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