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The Savoy Hotel took delivery of this bespoke
Royal Worcester bone china in 1960.

It was used in the banqueting suites (never in the main restaurant). Eventually due to breakages there was insufficient for its continued use. It was then brought out for special occasions such as the ‘Mikado Centenary’ party and when requested for small parties.

The items were available on sale in the Savoy shop at a high price around £30 for a single plate.




Peter’s is of a "dinner service"  for 6  persons presented to his dad in 1960.

The soup bowls and coffee cups and saucers are not inscribed with any opera name or character.

The set has the four plates of differing usage, the back of each is the name of the opera.

Pinafore is 9.5 inches and dished as a soup plate;

Mikado is the same diameter and is for the main course as a dinner plate;

Iolanthe is 9 inches as is intended for desert;

Gondoliers is 7.5 inches diameter and is intended as a side plate;

The smallest is the butter dish at 4.5 inches also marked Iolanthe.

One item is omitted, a large butter dish of which Peter has only three, Peter has 6 of everything else.


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The character at the centre of each plate is a character respectively, from the left: -

The Mikado—Mikado, The Lord Chancellor— Iolanthe, Sir Joseph Porter—HMS Pinafore and Ruth—Pirates of Penzance.



Return to - from Peter  Parker’s Collection

From Peter Parker's Collection 1

Return to - from Peter  Parker’s Collection

From Peter Parker's Collection 1