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  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1770-1784 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, enamelled and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Sydney A. Erwood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 12, shelf 1

Physical description

Plate, enamelled and gilt soft-paste porcelain. Undulating edge. In the middle a circle outlined in blue enclosing foliated devices in dark blue and orange-red bordered with gold. The space between this circle and the edge is divided into four panels outlined in dark blue and gold with animal and flower motifs in red, green and gold and reserved against a latice-work diaper in green and gold. The other two panels enclose against a diaper of purple eddies, similar oval panels with flowers in blue, red, green and gold. Also decorated underneath the rim.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)


1770-1784 (made)


William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, enamelled and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

A simulated Chinese seal
Painted (underglaze) in blue on underside

Incised on underside


Diameter: 22.2 cm

Descriptive line

Plate, enamelled and gilt soft-paste porcelain, William Duesbury & Co., Derby, 1770-1784


Soft paste porcelain


Enamelled; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Diaper; Flowers; Foliated; Animals


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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