Antique Porcelain Armorial Dish Motto By Industry and Hope


In the center, this armorial plate features the motto “By Industry and Hope” above an eagle with outstretched wings. The wide border has a ground of beautiful green with three cartouches, each showing a lovely single flower.
The plate was made in England by Chamberlain’s Worcester during the reign of George IV, circa 1825.
This is the crest and motto of the Family of Horrock. The armorial may be blazoned as follows:
Crest: On a rock, an eagle with wings elevated and addorsed proper pendant from the beak, a shield azure charged with a hank of cotton also proper.
Motto: Industria et spe [By Industry and Hope].

Dimensions: 9 inches diameter

Condition: Excellent

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The Kings of Arms at The College of Arms granted the crest to Samuel Horrocks in 1825. In all probability this dish was at one time part of a much larger service that was undoubtedly commissioned by Samuel Horrocks (born 27th November 1766 died 24th March 1842). Samuel was the eldest son of John Horrocks, of Bradshaw, near Bolton in the County of Lancashire and his wife, Jane Booth. Samuel married Alice Duckworth, the daughter of Christopher Duckworth, of Edgworth in the County of Lancashire on the 2nd August 1786. By the time of his death in 1842, Samuel was one of the most successful cotton manufacturers in Preston. He also became the Member of Parliament for Preston from 1804 until 1826. Having made a considerable fortune, he built his family a well-appointed home at Lark Hill surrounded by his own estate near to Preston.

Background of Chamberlains Worcester

Chamberlains Worcester was one of the leading porcelain manufacturers of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Clients of the company included Lord Nelson and the Prince Regent who granted the company his Royal Warrant in 1807.

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