Derby has its day
In my monthly column in Homes & Antiques, the last two months I wrote about the emerging porcelain factories in Chelsea and Bow (both in London). This month I am moving further north to the beautiful small city of Derby.
The Derby factory was intimately linked to Chelsea and Bow; it was inspired by them, became an important competitor, and eventually ended up buying them and using much of their expertise to create its famous, top quality porcelain. Derby took British porcelain a step further. The story of Derby is interesting because it started so very modest in a hand-built kiln in a back yard, yet became a very powerful and modern factory that is still running today.
You can read all about it in my latest column in Homes & Antiques, enjoy!
Away on Holiday!
I will be emulating this happy Derby shepherdess on a holiday in a wild and remote part of Greece in the next two weeks. There will be a pause in the blogs and newsletters, unless an internet connection becomes miraculously available, which is unlikely... but I will be back in touch on 25 September. In the meantime, the shop stays open and feel free to make purchases or send a message, although responses might be slow and shipping will only resume on 21 September.
Free Copy of Homes & Antiques
Do you want to find out about the history of British porcelain? You can follow my monthly column in Homes & Antiques, and you can order a free copy here; it contains an interview with myself alongside 5 other collectors. The magazine is delivered all over the world.
Where to find things
You can find many Derby pieces here in my shop; some from the early period I write about in my column, many from later periods. You can find all my available stock here. And if you always want to see the latest additions, follow me on Instagram... I post pictures and a story every single day.
Wish List ❤️
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Happy weekend, and you have the chance, put a flower garland on a lamb! 🐑💐
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