orchid tea cup

Ceramics range from painted china and porcelain figurines to 18th century teapots and several notable dinner services. The Spode blue and white dinner service is printed with the Italian pattern which has been in continuous production since 1816. Another star of the collection is a white bone china tea/coffee service dating from c.1874. It was made by William Copeland and is beautifully hand painted with orchid designs, reflecting the great interest in tropical plants which began in the 19th century.