manufacturer: Chelsea-Derby porcelain factory (estab. 1770, closed 1784);  William Duesbury & Co.; 

circa 1769-1784
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plate with shaped ledge and rim; the centre of the well decorated in monochrome with a classical covered urn with ram's head; looped swags of flowers in polychrome enamels "secured" at six points by gilt flowerheads decorate the well and ledge. The rim features a gilt dentil frieze. The back of the plate is painted with four seperate flowers at least one of which conceals a deft in the body. The ledge to upper right has warped considerably in the kiln.
plate, so-called Chelsea-Derby porcelain of the period 1769-1784 when William Duesbury took over the Chelsea factory.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Chelsea-Derby porcelain factory (estab. 1770, closed 1784)
William Duesbury & Co.
Production place
Derby, Derbyshire, England
Production date
circa 1769-1784
Media description
[soft paste] porcelain, polychrome enamel decoration
20 x dia 230 mm
Measurement details
height: 20mm
diameter: 230mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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