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Minton & Co, manufacturer; Pierre-Emile Jeannest (1813-1857), designer and modeller Pieces from the ‘Victoria’ dessert service: two cream tureens 1850-1 Glazed and unglazed bone china, painted in enamels, partly gilded 26 × 17.6 cm Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1851 (payment to Minton dated 12 June 1852, 1,000 pounds, QV Ledgers, fol. 329); the ice pails purchased in the last quarter of 1859.