Pair of Derby Mid-18th Century Porcelain Bowls


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
Condition: Excellent
Price: $2400 for the pair


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Background of Derby Porcelain
The production of the earliest Derby porcelain dates from the first half of the 18th century. The production of porcelain in Derby predates the commencement of the porcelain works of William Duesbury, started in 1756 when he joined Andrew Planche and John Heath to create the Nottingham Road factory, which later became Royal Crown Derby when King George III awarded Duesbury the rare honor of being allowed to incorporate His Majesty’s Crown into the Derby back stamp. Ever since then, the company has been known as Royal Crown Derby.
The first printed mention of the Derby factory dates from December 1756, when an advertisement in the Public Advertiser urged readers to participate in a sale by auction in London, sponsored by the Derby Porcelain Manufactory.

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