Here is a rare collector’s piece, a hard-to-find circular butter tub in one of the famous Worcester decorative schemes. This particular combination of green ground with trailing flowers has come to be known as the Marchioness of Huntley pattern, presumably after one of the early dinner sets made for her by the factory. A number of similar services were made, with very slight variations in the decoration. The design was so attractive that many orders came in for this pattern or something like it. It is in good shape. The flower finial has been reattached and the join repainted, and the corner of one handle has also been repaired. Very slight surface wear. It is four and five-eighths inches across from handle to handle. Accompanying this piece is a slip from an auction catalog describing it, probably Sotheby’s.
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