Derby lobed dish, named botanical attr. To John Brewer, 1795-1800

Derby lobed dish, named botanical attr. To John Brewer, 1795-1800
Derby lobed dish, named botanical attr. To John Brewer, 1795-1800
Derby lobed dish, named botanical attr. To John Brewer, 1795-1800
Derby lobed dish, named botanical attr. To John Brewer, 1795-1800
Derby lobed dish, named botanical attr. To John Brewer, 1795-1800
Derby lobed dish, named botanical attr. To John Brewer, 1795-1800
Derby lobed dish, named botanical attr. To John Brewer, 1795-1800
Derby lobed dish, named botanical attr. To John Brewer, 1795-1800
Derby lobed dish, named botanical attr. To John Brewer, 1795-1800
Derby lobed dish, named botanical attr. To John Brewer, 1795-1800
Derby lobed dish, named botanical attr. To John Brewer, 1795-1800
Derby lobed dish, named botanical attr. To John Brewer, 1795-1800

Derby lobed dish, named botanical attr. To John Brewer, 1795-1800

This is a stunning and extremely rare large lobed dish made by Derby between about 1795 and 1800 in the Regency era. The painting in the centre is attributed to the famous painter John Brewer. The Derby Porcelain factory has its roots in the late 1740s, when Andrew Planché, a Walloon Huguenot refugee, started making simple porcelain toys shaped like animals in his back yard.

The combination of various traditions, porcelain making skills and sophisticated clients enabled Duesbury to create one of the best porcelain factories of the 18th and 19th Centuries, which after many ups and downs is still operative today. This dish is potted in an elegant shape typical for the late Georgian/ early Regency style. The decoration consists of a simple warm red rim with gilt bands, and a stunning botanical study, named on the back as "Crown Pea". The stunning botanical painting is attributed to John Brewer, who worked at Derby from 1795 to his death in 1816. This attribution cannot be stated with complete certainty as the pages of the pattern book covering patterns 300 to 329 have gotten lost, this being pattern 313. Brewer was famous for his very fine landscapes and botanical paintings and had made a name for himself as a water colourist before coming to work at Derby. The dish is marked in blue with the Derby crown mark, the pattern number 313 and the name of the flowers.

CONDITION REPORT The dish is in excellent antique condition without any damage, repairs or crazing, and only some minimal wear as visible in the pictures. Antique British porcelain is never perfect.

Kilns were fired on coal in the 1800s, and this meant that china from that period can have some firing specks from flying particles. British makers were also known for their experimentation, and sometimes this resulted in technically imperfect results.

Due to the shrinkage in the kiln, items can have small firing lines or develop crazing over time, which should not be seen as damage but as an imperfection of the maker's recipes, probably unknown at the time of making. Items have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear, and gilt can have signs of slight disintegration even if never handled. I will reflect any damage, repairs, obvious stress marks, crazing or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks, stains and gilt disintegration 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. A nick is a tiny bit of damage smaller than 1mm and a chip is something you can easily see with the eye; a glazing line is a break in the glazing only; hairline is extremely tight and/or superficial and not picked up by the finger; and a crack is obvious both to the eye and the finger. Etcetera - I try to be as accurate as I can and please feel free to ask questions or request more detailed pictures!

DIMENSIONS 29.3cm X 23.5cm (11.25" X 9.25"); 4cm (1.5) high. This item is in the category "Pottery, Ceramics & Glass\Decorative Cookware & Tableware\Plates". The seller is "rattlethecups" and is located in this country: GB.

This item can be shipped worldwide.
Derby lobed dish, named botanical attr. To John Brewer, 1795-1800


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