Derby

English, est. 1756

Dinner Service, c. 1806–1820

bone china

(ab) soup tureen; lid: 9 x 37.5 x 30.5 cm; (c) platter: 4 x 26.7 x 19.9 cm; (d) platter: 4 x 26.7 x 19.9 cm; (e) platter: 4 x 26.7 x 19.9 cm; (f) platter: 3.8 x 32.2 x 23.6 cm; (g) platter: 4.1 x 32.2 x 23.6 cm; (h) platter: 5.6 x 37.6 x 28.3 cm; (i) plat

Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Gift of Drs. Morris C. and Jacqui F.C. Shumiatcher

2003-97 a-vv

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Ceramic, Decorative Arts Ceramic

This impressive Derby dinner service is typical of the Japanese-inspired wares the factory produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The pattern, Old Crown Derby Rose, is one of a number of patterns influenced by Japanese Imari, a decorative treatment of dense patterns—often inspired by ornate brocades—and produced predominantly in rich reds, blues, and gilding. Established in 1756, Derby rose to prominence among the British potteries and, next to Worcester, was considered the foremost porcelain factory in eighteenth century England. Its success was largely due to William Duesbury (1725–1786) who led the pottery in the eighteenth century, expanding its holdings and workforce with the acquisition of both the Bow and Chelsea potteries in the 1770s.

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