This is a beautiful teacup and saucer made by the Crown Derby Porcelain Company between 1800 and 1810.
The Crown Derby Porcelain Company, later called Royal Crown Derby, is currently the oldest British porcelain factory still in production. Crown Derby was one of the most prominent potteries right from the start of English porcelain production in the mid 1700s to today. Their items are of exceptionally high quality and many of the designs have become iconic, particularly the Imari designs; many of these are still being made today. The marking at the bottom of the items indicates that the service was produced some time between 1806 and 1825.
This teacup is in the "Old French" style with a strongly angular shape. The pattern consists of a broad band of polychrome sprigs in puce, red, green and blue, and there is a wonderful element of eagles that seem to be facing away from a harp-like structure. There is a nice gilt sprigged band around the outside of the cup.
Both cup and saucer carry the red Derby mark that was used between 1800 and 1825.
CONDITION REPORT The set is in fair condition but the saucer is crazed, there is a tiny nibble off the base of the cup, and the gilt is worn in places; please see the pictures. There is a little nibble off the cup handle but this is from production and has been glazed over. These flaws have been reflected in the price.
Please note that all items in my shop are of vintage or antique condition. They have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear. I will reflect any damage, repairs or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks and stains can be normal for vintage items and need to be taken into account.
There is widespread confusion on the internet about the difference between chips and nicks, or hairlines and cracks. I will reflect any damage as truthfully as I can, i.e. a nick is a tiny bit of damage smaller than 1mm and a chip is something you can see with the eye; a hairline runs over the surface glazing but not the body of the item and a crack runs through the body of the item, usually weakening its structure. Etcetera - I try to be as accurate as I can and please feel free to ask questions or request more detailed pictures!
DIMENSIONS (diameters) cup 9.5cm (3 3/4"), saucer 13.3cm (5 1/4").
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Teacup and saucer, Crown Derby 1800-1810
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