If you've ever wondered whether a crescent moon is old or new,
here is a trick.
The curve of the 'd' for derniere
is last or waning,
the curve of the 'p' for premiere
is first or waxing.
Also as promised:
'At dessert the finger-glass is removed from the dessert-plate,
placed on the left-hand side, and if a d'oyley is used,
it is removed and placed underneath the glass.
If ices are served at dessert the finger-glass is placed on the ice-plate.
It should be removed as before;
the ice-plates being removed by the servant when finished with,
leaving the dessert-plate in place.'
I hope that has been helpful.