The Famous Women Dinner Service

The Famous Women Dinner Service

Help us secure this wonderful collection.

The Famous Women Dinner Service has been in private ownership since its commission in 1932. It was inherited by Lord Clark’s second wife Nolwen de Janzé-Rice after his death in 1983, who took the service to her home in France.

On her death, the service was sold at auction in Germany and its location remained unknown until it was purchased by a private collector and returned to England. This unique example of Bell and Grant’s work is now for sale again, possibly for the last time. The Charleston Trust would like to secure the Famous Women Dinner Service for its collection. Help us save these unique examples of Vanessa Bell’s and Duncan Grant’s work for the nation and bring them back to Charleston.

If you are interested in supporting the acquisition please contact the Development team on fundraising@charleston.org.uk or call 01323 815 161

The plates will be on display in the exhibition Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant: The Post-Impressionist Years, 25 January to 24 March 2018 at Piano Nobile Gallery, 129 Portland Road,
London W11 4LW.

Images courtesy of Piano Nobile (Robert Travers Works of Art Limited)

 

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