Plate from the Lord Milton dessert service with scene "A Wayside House - Arrival of Miners" - ROM2017_15520_1

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Plate from the Lord Milton dessert service with scene "A Wayside House - Arrival of Miners"

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
Object number: 2015.54.1
Credit Line: Generously supported by the Frank and Emily Riddell Memorial Fund
Not on view
DescriptionThis plate 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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