DERBY HAND PAINTED BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN BUTTER BOAT
attractive and collectable piece of antique Derby blue and white
porcelain is a hand painted butter
boat with a helmet-shaped body and high scroll handle. The
body is crisply
moulded with a pair of dolphins in relief below the spout. Eighteenth
century blue and white Derby porcelain was only made in tiny quantities
compared to other factories and very few pieces have survived. A super
attractive reference piece for the discerning collector in good
Expert Hamilton Bear.
An identical Derby blue and white butter boat is illustrated in Ceramics
of Derbyshire 1750-1975, Ed. H. G. Bradley page
121 catalogue number 196. There do not appear to be any other examples
of this rare piece illustrated in major museum collections.
length 196 mm max. height 85 mm max.
Visually looks good and a stable reference example. There are
two flat chips to the rim. A section of the rear handle has been broken
and restuck and an associated small section to rear filled. Tight
hairline across base. All illustrated.
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