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Circular tortoiseshell box and cover, with gold mounts, with inset glazed enamel miniature of George II: bust-length; facing slightly right, his head turned half left and looking forwards; wearing a crimson coat over armour and the ribbon and star of

Box with inset with miniature of George II (1683-1760) ©

The early Georgian period saw a rapid growth in the luxury market, particularly in London, encouraged by the demand for new fashionable products such as European porcelain. An English version of porcelain was first created in the 1740s and small factories sprung up throughout the country, some of which are represented here. At first they relied on Chinese or German models as their patterns but they quickly adopted their own styles and decorative motifs

After Christian Friedrich Zincke (1683/4-1767)

Snuff box

Thomas Grignion

Case watch

Philippe Emmanuel Garbe (active 1748-1793)

Snuff box

After F Boucher

Box

Paul Crespin (1694-1770)

Cup and Cover

Lea, Samuel

Cup and cover

Bow China Works : Stratford, London (ca.1747-ca.1776)

Pair of tea cups

Chelsea Porcelain Works [London] (c. 1745-69)

A pair of crayfish salts

Chelsea Porcelain Works [London] (c. 1745-69)

Hot-water jug

Chelsea Porcelain Works [London] (c. 1745-69)

Pair of Tureens

Newcastle glass

Wine Glass

Chelsea Porcelain Works [London] (c. 1745-69)

Three tureens

Attributed to Liverpool : Richard Chaffers (active 1754-1765)

George II (1683-1760)