This is an engraved armorial cut-glass table service comprising of 413 pieces and produced at the zenith of the Wear Flint Glass Works in Sunderland.

The drinking glasses are engraved with the Darnell crest of a cock pheasant with a falcon's leg erased at the thigh. It is thought that the service was a present for Robert and Jane Darnell's wedding but not completed until a few years after their wedding in 1812.

Provenance

John and Jane Watson Darnell; by descent in the family; Sotheby's.


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