WILLIAM DUESBURY DERBY NEO-CLASSICAL HUSKS AND SWAGS
PATTERN PUCE MARK COFFEE
elegant William Duesbury Derby period grooved loop handle coffee cup: an intricate neo-classical Husks
pattern with delightful polychrome flower sprigs. This pattern
originates from the Chelsea-Derby period and on this example is
decorated at least
in part by the Derby painter-gilder William Taylor whose number 11
painter's mark is found in puce to the footrim. A little gem of an
eighteenth century English porcelain coffee cup and recommended
to the discerning collector of fine antique china."Antiques Expert
This neo-classical pattern is found illustrated on Chelsea-Derby
cups in Derby Porcelain 1748-1848 An
Illustrated Guide, John Twitchettpage
271 numbers 18 and 20.
height 66 mm max.
Marks: Derby mark as illustrated plus rarely found Derby
painter's '11' for William Taylor.
Excellent condition with no significant damage and no
restoration. There are minute specs of rubbing wear to decoration in
places - visible with a magnifier but not noticeable in normal view. To
the base there is a flat firing chip to footrim caused by removal of
kiln furniture; a raised pottery bubble to flat of base underneath -
also from firing and a brown spot of glazing impurity to footrim.
Overall a nice example of a rare eighteenth century porcelain cup.
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