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Early Derby Porcelain Coffee Can att. to George Robertson, circa 1795$3,200.00
A green-ground porcelain coffee can made by the Derby Porcelain Factory circa 1795. This green-ground coffee can is a fine example of early Derby porcelain. The shipwreck scene, titled on the bottom “A Shipwreck after a Storm” in hand-written script, is attributed to the painter George Robertson. The gilding, executed by Joseph Stables, remains in pristine condition.
Condition: Excellent. Small rim chip measuring 0.4 cm with associated in-painting of gilt.
Dimensions: 2 1/2 in. H x 2 7/8 in. Dm (6.4 cm H x 6.9 cm Dm)
Private English collection
Mellors & Kirk, Nottingham, 4/30/2009, lot 106
Thence by family descent
Two Pairs of Derby Porcelain Shaped Dishes Hand-Painted England, Circa 1810$800.00
This group of four Derby Porcelain dishes was hand-painted in England circa 1810. An exquisite design of curling feathers and neoclassical objects decorates the borders. The color combinations are what makes these dishes so wonderful, red shading into orange and purple with touches of both dark and light blue, mix with exquisite golden gilding. The bright white porcelain makes the bold colors stand out even more. Lobed edges add interest to these sophisticated and beautifully shaped dishes. The reverse of the dishes with the Derby Porcelain mark in use from 1780 to 1823.
Dimensions: The shell shapes:10″ x 9.5″, the oval shapes 12″ x 9.5″
Pair of Imari Saucers in the “King’s” Pattern Made in England, Circa 1820$300.00
Derby made this pair of “King’s” pattern imari saucers circa 1820. They are hand-painted in the Imari colors of cobalt blue, iron-red, and gold overlay with green, light blue, and true red accents on a white porcelain ground. The border shows a series of panels with geometric designs alternating with flowers on a cobalt blue ground.
Dimensions: 5.75″ diameter
Pair of Derby Mid-18th Century Porcelain Bowls$2,400.00
This rare and exquisite pair of hand-painted porcelain bowls were made by Derby Porcelain in mid-18th century England, circa 1765.
This was only ten years after the start of the Derby factory under the control of William Duesbury.
The shaped bowls are beautifully painted in the chinoiserie style.
The overall decoration and the choice of colors create a fabulous design!
At the center of each dish, we see a waterside scene; the viewer has a sense of movement on the water.
Surrounding the center are five large panels, each showing a blue scholar’s rock and a flowering peony.
Many of the finest porcelains of the 18th century were created at the Derby factory.
Dimensions: 10 inches diameter x 2.5 inches deep
Price: $2400 for the pair
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