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William 3rd Viscount Courtenay

Born near Tiverton, Devon, Richard Cosway became the most fashionable miniaturist in Regency England. William Courtenay was an important patron and both men shared a taste for lavish parties and...

Sugar basket

A sugar bowl or basket was another essential in a fine tea service. Broken pieces of sugar could be taken from it with tongs. By the time this sugar bowl...

Cross-barred venus clam

Shells from George Montagu’s collection. In January 2020 the Montagu Collection was awarded Designated status by Arts Council England. This mark of distinction recognises the collection’s international significance to the...

Large strigilla

Shell from George Montagu’s collection. Montagu included this species but was sceptical of the reports of da Costa and Pulteney that it was common, Montagu himself having never found it....

White-spot periwinkle

Shells from George Montagu’s collection. This species is not included in any of Montagu’s publications and it is puzzling, as it was not described until 1828 by Wood. The mount...

Pallid or pale marginella

Shells from George Montagu’s collection. In January 2020 the Montagu Collection was awarded Designated status by Arts Council England. This mark of distinction recognises the collection’s international significance to the...

Shell, Schwartziella bryerea

Shell from George Montagu’s collection. Lectotype selected by Faber 1990. Montagu described these specimens as Turbo bryerea in Montagu G 1803. Testacea Britannica. Part 2 p. 313–314, Tab. 15 fig. 8. For...

Turret horn shell

Shells from George Montagu’s collection. In January 2020 the Montagu Collection was awarded Designated status by Arts Council England. This mark of distinction recognises the collection’s international significance to the...

Milk moon shell

Shells from George Montagu’s collection. In January 2020 the Montagu Collection was awarded Designated status by Arts Council England. This mark of distinction recognises the collection’s international significance to the...

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