This is a beautiful coffee can and saucer made by Royal Crown Derby in 1993. It is a "The Curator's Collection" remake of an early 19th Century original in the Imari style. This pattern is called "Derby Garden".

 

I have six of the Curator's Collection coffee cup duos available, see separate listings. I am happy to offer all six at a discount.

 

The Derby Porcelain factory has its roots in the late 1740s, when André Planché, a Walloon Huguenot refugee, started making simple porcelain toys shaped like animals. Local entrepeneur William Duysbury took an interest in his skills and worked with him to improve the quality of his wonderfully shaped items. Together they laid the foundations of what would become a very refined tradition of figure making at Derby. In 1769 Duysbury bought up the bankrupted Chelsea factory, incorporating their reputation for high quality figures and tableware; this combination of traditions, porcelain making skills, sophisticated clients and available work people created one of the best porcelain factories of the 18th and 19th Centuries, which after many ups and downs is still operative today. Since the late 20th Century Royal Crown Derby brought out several patterns in "The Curator's Collection", remaking original patterns from its glory days in the early 19th Century.

 

This is a beautiful classic Imari pattern called "Derby Garden". This is a beautiful Imari pattern that is a close play on one of the original Derby patterns from the early 19th Century. The pattern consists of a garden scene with a hibiscusand a fence.

 

The set is made of modern bone china that is very strong (but not dishwasher safe!) and the cup has the typical "pinched" handle that Derby was so famous for. The saucer is slightly deep without a well (although not as deep as the original saucers from the early 19th Century).

 

CONDITION REPORT Both cup and saucer are in perfect condition without any damage, repairs, crazing or wear.

 

DIMENSIONS (diameter) cup 6.6cm (2.6"); saucer 13.8cm (5.75").

 

SHIPPING I ship worldwide from the UK. I am happy to combine shipping charges on multiple items - please contact me to discuss. In principle I do not make a profit on shipping although for simplicity's sake I charge flat shipping fees. If the fee charged greatly exceeds the actual cost I will gladly refund you the difference - at the same time if it is slightly lower I will gladly make up the difference. Please note that due to the pandemic shipping costs have generally gone up steeply, and although I use only the most reliable couriers, there can sometimes be some delays.

"Derby Garden" Royal Crown Derby coffee can, Curator's Collection, 1993

SKU: A-DER36f
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