English Minton Crested Dinner Service Painted with Crest for Phipps Family
English Minton Crested Partial Dinner Service Painted with Crest for Phipps Family all items with royal-blue banding, extensive gilding, and painted with the crest of Phipps in black and gold, comprising of a two-handled footed soup tureen and cover; another, without the cover, three round two-handled footed vegetable tureens and covers; a pair of globular two-handled footed sauce tureens and covers, and three dinner plates.
Printed retailer's mark for Daniell, London to many items.
9 1/2" H., 13" D, the largest (please email for sizes of other articles).
Condition: one chip to largest tureen, and a hairline crack to the bowl of that tureen, one sauce tureen with chip.
According to research prepared by Beacon Genealogical and Heraldic Research, the crest is for the Phipps Family:
The crest as depicted upon this Suite of Minton Porcelain which was retailed by Daniell, London is that of the family of Phipps. It may be blazoned as follows:
Crest: A lion's gamb erect and erased sable holding a trefoil slipped argent
This suite of porcelain was probably commissioned by a member of a cadet branch of the family of Phipps. The head of the family being the Marquess of Normanby.
The Phipps family originally stemmed from a Robert Phipps who was living in Nottingham in the English Midlands during the 16th Century. He is recorded as having died in 1588). Robert’s great grandson was Sir Constantine Phipps who served as Lord Chancellor of Ireland from 1710 to 1714. He was knighted on the 12th December 1710 and it was his grandson, another Constantine Phipps who was created Baron Mulgrave, of New Ross in the County of Wexford within the Peerage of Ireland on the 3rd September 1767. It is believed that
Lord Chancellor Phipps cousin was Sir William Phips (or Phipps), the Governor of Massachusetts (1692 – 1694). Later generations of the family were created Earls of Mulgrave and Marquesses of Normanby. There were also other branches of the family found in the Counties of Sussex and Wiltshire bearing the same crest along with their arms. It should be noted that there are certain branches of the family who spell their name as Phibbs notably in Ireland.