Maker: Flight, Barr and Barr Worcester, England; ca. 1817; porcelain; purchased by John Neilson, proprietor of The Quebec Gazette. CMC 9188.8.131.52 a-c
Until the middle of the century, porcelain was imported into Canada primarily from England. Those families able to afford it acquired porcelain tea sets, dessert dishes and, occasionally, dinner services. John Neilson, owner of The Quebec Gazette, was one such.