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The cabaret set comprises of 9 pieces, an oval tray, teapot and cover, sucrier and cover, milk jug, slop bowl and a teacup and saucer.
Swansea pottery pearlware cabaret set by William Weston Young, circa 1805
© Swansea Museum
- Pottery Dimensions: various
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,612 ( Total: £16,350)
- Acquired in:
The set is a fine example of the collaborative work of Swansea's finest artists; Thomas Pardoe, gilder and William Weston Young, enameller. At this time Pardoe was well established as the principle decorator of flowers, fruit and oriental designs at Swansea. The importance of this set lies in the 12 painted vignettes, they show documentary, topographical views of Swansea and the surrounding area. Some of the identifiable images illustrate notable houses and buildings previously unrecorded, others are awaiting research. The completeness and rarity of the shapes is also significant is that there is only one other Swansea pottery cabaret set known.
Private collection; by descent to consignors; Bonham's, 2008.