Ellis Rowan China Display

Marian Ellis Rowan (1848—1922) was an artist, naturalist and explorer. The collection at Saumarez Homestead includes china decorated with her designs.
The Ellis Rowan China Collection is on display in the servery at Saumarez Homestead. Visitors to Saumarez Homestead can only see the Ellis Rowan China while on a guided tour of the house.

Ellis Rowan was a small, strong-willed yet fascinating woman, an enigmatic character who forged her way through life, captivating others while pursuing her ultimate goal – the finding and painting of wildflowers, birds, insects and butterflies of many countries, often for the first time. (Australian Dictionary of Biography)

Ellis Rowan Tea set

Title: Ellis Rowan Tea set

Object Name: Service, Tea
Description: Tea set, Royal Worcester fine bone porcelain china, consisting of teapot, four sugar bowls, two milk jugs, four square cake plates, five tea cups, five saucers and five bread and butter plates. The design is based on Australian flora and fauna watercolours painted by Ellis Rowan.
Provenance: Acquired by the Whites of Saumarez, inherited by Mrs Anne Philp, granddaughter of F.J. White, donated by Mrs Philp to the National Trust for Saumarez Homestead in 2005.

Teapot "Christmas Bells"

Description: Teapot is part of a Tea set, Royal Worcester fine bone porcelain china, consisting of teapot, four sugar bowls, two milk jugs, four square cake plates, five tea cups, five saucers and five bread and butter plates. The design is based on Australian flora and fauna watercolours. Design: 'Christmas Bells' marked on bottom; "The Mrs Ellis Rowan series'; 'Prouds Ltd'. Lid is marked the same.
Provenance: Acquired by the Whites of Saumarez, inherited by Mrs Anne Philp, granddaughter of F.J. White, donated by Mrs Philp to the National Trust for Saumarez Homestead in 2005.

Teapot "Christmas Bells"

Design: 'Christmas Bells' marked on bottom; "The Mrs Ellis Rowan series'; 'Prouds Ltd'. Lid is marked the same.

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