Pair of Derby Mid-18th Century Porcelain Bowls


This is early English Porcelain. Made just 10 years after the beginning of the Derby factory. This rare and exquisite pair of Derby porcelain bowls is beautifully painted in a chinoiserie style. The overall decoration and the choice of colors create a harmonious design. The center shows a waterside scene with 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.

Made in England circa 1765. Some of the finest porcelains of the mid-18th century were created at the Derby factory.

Dimensions: H 11.75 in. x Dm 7.25 in.                        Condition: Excellent.                Price: $3,100

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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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