The Duchess of Norfolk’s Toilet Service by Benjamin Pyne, London 1708

The Export Licence application approved after the sale from my stand at Olympia in 2012.

Originally purchased with Jacques Koopman from a family bank vault in Winchester and sold to H. E. Mahdi al Tajir in 1981 for £500,000.

Re-purchased and sold to a client in the Far East.

This service should never have been allowed out of Britain for it is truly English with no Huguenot influence.