Low comport from the Lord Milton dessert service with scene "Wayside House at Midnight" - ROM2003_613_4

ROM2003_613_4

Low comport from the Lord Milton dessert service with scene "Wayside House at Midnight"

Maker: Made by Minton (English, 1793-2001), scene based on drawings and photographs by Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle (Engllish, 1836-1910)
Medium:Porcelain
Geography: Longton, Staffordshire, England
Date: c. 1867
Dimensions:
6.8 (height) x 23.7 (diameter) cm
Object number: 2002.54.1
On view
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Description

This comport is part of a dessert service that was specially commissioned by Lord Milton, son of Earl Fitzwilliam. It commemorated his 1862-1863 expedition, with his physician Dr. Walter Cheadle,  from the Red River Settlement in Manitoba to the Pacific Ocean. Minton was the leading English manufacturer of porcelain. Pottery historians Paul Atterbury and Maureen Batkin wrote that the Milton service was “the most remarkable topographical service ever made by Minton.”


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