Buckingham Palace, card tray by Worcester
Geelong Gallery has benefitted greatly from a number of significant bequests throughout its history. In 1987 the bequest of well-known local citizen Dorothy McAllister included fine examples of ceramics and metalwork as well as a generous fund for the gallery's use, specifically for the purpose of developing a collection of painted porcelain.
A fine example of the idiom is that of the Buckingham Palace card tray by renowned manufacturer Worcester. Featuring an architectural view of one of Britain's most significant buildings in a tranquil setting including people wandering through the ground and ducks and swans in the lake, the tray has baroque scroll-moulded borders and a green ground.