M987.132.14 | Serving dish

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Serving dish
1825-1830, 19th century
Ceramic: porcelain (soft paste); Moulded
18 cm
Gift of Mr. James F. R. Routh
© McCord Museum
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During the 19th century, Canada produced only limited amounts of earthenware and no porcelain. Most households were supplied by the English market. The Staffordshire potteries had a virtual monopoly, with the Davenport pottery being one of the most successful. The Bouthillier family, from whom this Davenport service was acquired, also donated their family archives to the Museum. This dessert service appears in several 19th-century inventories, proving that it was in use here in Quebec.