A DERBY BOTANICAL DESSERT SERVICE, CIRCA 1795
Each piece of the 25 piece service is painted in colours with a
botanical specimen and named in blue on the reverse. The pieces
are decorated with gilt lines and borders of pink roses. The pink
roses are entwined with a gilt line and dot band. The edges display
gilt dentil-work. The service is comprised of the following:
A pair of ice-pails, covers and lines (liners are not the
original): 9" (22.9cm) high
A pair of kidney-shaped dishes: 10 1/4" (26cm.) long
A pair of fluted lozenge-shaped dishes: 11 5/8" (29.5 cm.)long
Four quatrefoil dishes: 9 3/4" (24.8cm.) long
A fluted lozenge-shaped footed dish: 12 1/4" (31 cm.) wide
Four fluted low bowls: 8 5/8" (21.8cm.) diameter
Two fluted deep dishes: 9 1/8" (22.5cm) diameter
Four fluted dessert plates: 8 7/8" (22.5cm.) diameter--12 1/4"
Marks: Blue Crown, Crossed Batons and D Mark, Wm. Duesbury & Co.
Iron-Red 19, Pattern no. 142.
References: Cf. John Twitchett, "Derby Porcelain," p,192, fig 231.