While visiting England, Thomas Law purchased this set of tablewares with the intention of presenting it to his estranged wife, Eliza Parke Custis Law, a granddaughter of Martha Washington. Upon his return, the couple formally separated, and in 1810, when their divorce was finalized, Law gave the service to a friend who had handled the legal proceedings, Rep. William Czar Bradley of Vermont. More


c. 1802-1804



Porcelain (soft-paste), enamel, gilt


Overall (H x W x D): 1 3/4 in. x 15 in. x 11 in. (4.45 cm x 38.1 cm x 27.94 cm)


Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Bradley Willard, 1986

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