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Pieces from the Harlequin Service, 1807–16

George was a supporter of the English porcelain factories. One of his largest ever commissions was to the firm Chamberlain & Co., of Worcester, for a dinner, dessert and breakfast service, each piece to be decorated in a completely different pattern. Several hundred original watercolour designs were produced by the firm, largely inspired by Japanese porcelain. The factory also developed a white, glassy form of porcelain paste (or body) for the occasion, named after their patron as the ‘Regent body’.

Commissioned in 1807