Irish porcelain fit for a queen

We are all familiar with the wonderful wares of the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company, but an item due to go under the hammer this week reminds us that, had it not been for two Irishmen - William Henry Kerr and Richard William Binns - the firm might

6th September, 2008

We are all familiar with the wonderful wares of the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company, but an item due to go under the hammer this week reminds us that, had it not been for two Irishmen - William Henry Kerr and Richard William Binns - the firm might have sunk without trace in the mid-19th century.

The item is a rare plate from Kerr and Binns’ famed Shakespeare Dessert Service. Created for the 1853 Dublin...

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