DUESBURY DERBY PORCELAIN COTTAGE SPRIGS FLORAL DISH
BY THE DERBYCOTTON STEM PAINTER
classic example of earliest 18th century William Duesbury Derby
porcelain dating to 1756-58. The distinctive Cottage Sprigs
Floral style painting is by the famous, so called, DerbyCotton Stem Painter. Pieces are rare and
surviving works by the Cotton Stem Painter are
usually relatively tiny examples found on rare early Derby coffee cups.
This dish is the only piece of flatware we have held and the largest
canvas we have seen containing the Cotton Stem Painter's
work. It was probably a tureen stand. You are unlikely to ever see
another piece like this for sale." Antiques Expert
J. Twitchett, Derby Porcelain 1748-1848 An Illustrated Guide, Appendix
II plate 1 and 3 page 270, illustrate two early Derby cups decorated by
the Cotton Stem Painter.
length 210 mm max. width 178 mm max.
none. Derby porcelain before 1770 was unmarked.
An excellent antique for display and reference as painted enamel
decoration is still very good. From firing: Application of clear glaze
to top surface of dish is patchy in places and dish potting is slightly
warped when viewed from side. This is fairly typical of an early piece
of this type. Condition report: There is a tight
hairline across the dish but the piece is very stable. A small edge
section has been broken and restuck as illustrated. There are two small
flake/edge chips to the rim that have been filled.
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