Minton Armorial Porcelain Plates LORD NUNBURNHOLME WILSON MONOGRAM Coat Arms Crest
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1890
WEIGHT: 32.15 troy ounces (35.27 ounces or 1,000.00 grams)
Here is a superb pair of Minton porcelain plates. Of unusual and expensive to produce yellow enamel. They bear the initials of CHARLES HENRY WILSON, 1st Lord Nunburnholme. Stylish turn of the century pair. (Monograms only, no armorials or crests).
Charles was a Hull shipowner who, along with his brother Arthur, expanded Thomas Wilson Sons & Co (Wilson Line) into one of the largest shipping companies in Great Britain. They had worldwide shipping interests and capital of £2.5 million in 1891. He became one of the ten richest men in the country at the time. He rebuilt Warter Priory. His brother built Tranby Croft, near Hull. In September 1890 there was a game of cards, the Prince of Wales one of the players. Scandal ensued, when Sir William Gordon-Cumming was accused of cheating and the Prince was forced to give evidence in court. The heir to the throne had not been called to court since 1411.
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