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Dragon Bowl, c. 1760 Porcelain, by Richard Chaffers Decorated in the Chinese style with a dragon chasing a flaming pearl which symbolises wisdom. This bowl was made of porcelain using Cornish soapstone by Richard Chaffers, whose workshop was on Shaw’s Brow (now William Brown Street). Much of his output was exported to America.Slavery - front of ...
Snuff Box featuring an Enslaved African, c.1720 Made of pressed horn, by John Obrisset (fl. 1705 – 1728) It now seems strange and cruel to see images of enslaved people used on decorative items. This profile portrait shows a person of African origin with a slave collar. The maker, John Obrisset of London, created several snuff boxes with this portrait on them.
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