A George IV Chamberlain Worcester plate with forest green border and the crest and motto of the Family of Horrocks. Three cartouches around the green border feature flowers with decorative gold scrolling.
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].
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.
H 1.25 in. x Dm 9 in.
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