BOTANICAL SERVICE PATTERN LARGE PLATE,
WITH FINE ORCHID FLORAL STUDY BY WILLIAM 'QUAKER' PEGG C.1797-1800
sumptuous William "Quaker' Pegg decorated 18th
century Derby porcelain large plate, from a dinner or dessert service.
A very fine piece with an usual early example of flower painting by
Pegg: a true ceramic master and second to none in the eyes of many
collectors. Earlier works by Pegg from his first painting period at
Derby are relatively uncommon. Certainly a desirable example of best
fine English antique porcelain for the discerning collector." Antiques Expert
The surviving Derby plate pattern books refer to pattern 197 as with
gilt rim and "Colord Plants". Examples of mostly later works by Quaker
Pegg can be found illustrated in the major works on Derby porcelain.
width263 mm max. a little under
about 10 1/2 inches.
Derby marks, pattern number and description in blue as
Good. In great display condition. Condition
report: There is a tight hairline to rim of plate visible
from both sides. Faint traces of usage wear to enamel decoration and a
tiny spec of kiln debris/pottery stuck to the glazed enamels of the
right hand leaf from firing. This does not impair general viewing and
display enjoyment of a very special and important piece.
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