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  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1784-1786 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Plate of soft-paste porcelain, with undulating edge. In the centre is a cupid sitting among clouds ringing two hand-bells, and with a basket of fruit, in pink camaïeu. The rim is decorated with a band of foliated scrollwork in two shades of pink and with festoons of husk pattern in grey.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)


ca. 1784-1786 (manufactured)


Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

'D' surmounted by a crown and crossed batons with six dots
In puce


Diameter: 22.9 cm

Descriptive line

Plate of soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt, manufactured by Derby Porcelain Factory, England (Derby), ca. 1785

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Honey, W. B. Old English porcelain. London: Faber & Faber, 1948, p. 118

Production Note

Decoration previously attributed to Richard Askew, who, however, did not work at Derby until 1794. The plate was attributed to Askew on acquisition in 1901, and it appears in the 1876 catalogue of the Museum of Practical Geology by Henry de la Beche and Trenham Reeks as painted by him. It does not appear in the 1855 catalogue.


Soft paste porcelain; Enamel


Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Clouds; Fruit; Baskets


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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