When he was living in Paris as British Ambassador, the 3rd Duke travelled, with his Duchess, to Sèvres, south west of Paris. Here they ordered a dinner service. Most of the large collection of Sèvres in the Goodwood porcelain collection, which is marked 1765 and 1766, comprises this blue and green dessert service. This was extremely rare, as clients would normally order one colour only. Even more personalised are the exotic and colourful birds on the china, which were copied at the time from albums of original prints from the Goodwood library. Versions of the prints also hang in the Card Room, and are of interest to bird-lovers.