The wine coolers sit upon a pedestal. the ground of the plate is Saxon green. The tureens are elaborately decorated with gilded ornamental handles and bands of gilding throughout. The lids are Saxon green with gilded gadroon pattern and a white and gold handle on the top. On the outside center of the iwine coolers are the Amherst Coat of Arms. Two indigenous men in full battle array are chained and stand on either side of a shield decorated with arrows and spears. Above is a monarch's crown. Below the shield is a pink banner that says "CONSTANTIA ET VIRTUTE"
Made for William Amherst, 2nd Earl Amherst
food; decoration and ornament; social classes; racism; slavery; decorative arts
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