Circus dinner service by Dame Laura Knight

A twelve place dinner service, of which forty eight pieces survive.


Earthenware, printed and painted in overglaze enamels with gilding Dimensions: Various
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £20,000)
Acquired in:
Grace Orbell

The pieces were decorated with scenes from the circus ranging from three acrobats inside a border of the crowd, with a clown opening the curtains, to a horse and trainer, a dancing bear, a girl on horseback and Paris the lion with Togare, his trainer.

Artists include


Dame Gracie Fields; by descent Mrs Grace Orbell.

Venue details

Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, MANCHESTER Greater Manchester M2 3JL 0161 235 8888

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

Daily, 10am – 5pm (Thu until 9pm)

Closed 24, 25 Dec, Good Friday

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