PORCELAIN "TROTTER" SERVICE PATTERN HAND PAINTED CABINET PLATE,
ATTRIBUTED TO MOSES WEBSTER C.1820-25
Webster painted the original Dyrham Park Trotter Service, which has
since given its name to all pieces painted in this distinctive pattern
of exquisite central flower sprays, with alternate chrome green panels.
This wonderful example in the "Trotter" service pattern - is marked on
the back as the work of Moses Webster. His flower painting technique is
quite distinctive and embodies a soft, fluffy, cotton wool feel."Antiques Expert
Webster was a fine flower painter born 1792 died 1870. He was
apprenticed at Derby but may have started at Worcester. His work is
identified on Derby circa 1820-1825. He then left the Derby Works to
give drawing lessons in Derby town. Believed also to have worked at
London decorators Robins and Randall in 1817 and to have decorated
Nantgarw Porcelain. Not all "Trotter" pattern pieces found are by
Webster. A number of fine Derby artists painted these "Trotter" service
pattern pieces. Pieces are illustrated in most of the major works on
Derby Porcelain. For example see, Crown Derby
Porcelain, F. Brayshaw Gilhespy (F. Lewis 1951)
plate 45 fig 79.
this plate measures 219 mm max.
Early Victorian collector label (faded) which reads, "Painted
by Moses Webster" and the Derby Crown and cross batons with
dots over D marks in iron red, as illustrated.
a great display item with no damage chips or restoration to porcelain. Condition
report: fine short surface hairline from edge at 12.00
o'clock main image. Difficult to spot and does not impact on wonderful
visual display qualities; small areas/patches of typical faint light
age 'browning' discolouration to porcelain; common to Derby plates of
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