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Dessert Plate from the Milton Service, "The Headless Indian"

Manufacturer: Minton

Date: c.1867
Overall: 1 × 9 1/4 in. (2.5 × 23.5 cm)
Medium: Bone china with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Purchased with a gift from Lorna Marsden
Object number: G15.10.1
DescriptionWilliam Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton (1839-1977) and Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle (1836-1910) travelled from Quebec to Victoria between 1862 and 1863, later publishing an account of their adventures, The North-West Passage by Land (London, 1865). To commemorate their journey, Lord Milton commissioned two dessert services decorated with scenes from the publication from Minton. He presented one to his travelling companion, Dr. Cheadle.