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Partial Tea Service

Comprising 12 teacups and saucers and 1 dessert dish.

ca. 1820

Derby (English)

Hand-painted porcelain with gilding

Saucers: 5 1/2 in. D x 1 1/4 in. H (14 cm D x 3 cm H)

Teacups: 3 1/2 in. D x 2 in. H (9 cm D x 5.2 cm H)

Dish: 8 1/4 in. D x 1 1/2 in. H (21 cm D x 3.5 cm H)

$1,495

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Imari ware originates in late 17th-century Japan, when craftsmen around Arita created brightly colored, highly gilded export porcelain to cater to European tastes. The porcelain was shipped from the port of Imari, thus the wares’ namesake. English manufactories, like Derby, were inspired by the elaborate colors and designs and began to create their own. Here, we can see a very famous Derby Imari pattern known as the ‘Witches’ pattern. The prevalence of this pattern on Derby porcelain created throughout the 19th and 20th centuries is a testament to its beauty. It is rare to find this pattern on pieces from the early Derby era such as our tea service, which dates circa 1820.

Imari ware originates in late 17th-century Japan, when craftsmen around Arita created brightly colored, highly gilded export porcelain to cater to European tastes. The porcelain was shipped from the port of Imari, thus the wares’ namesake. English manufactories, like Derby, were inspired by the elaborate colors and designs and began to create their own. Here, we can see a very famous Derby Imari porcelain pattern known as the ‘Witches’ pattern. The prevalence of this pattern on Derby porcelain created throughout the 19th and 20th centuries is a testament to its beauty. It is rare to find this pattern on pieces from the early Derby era such as our tea service, which dates circa 1820.

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Condition

Excellent. Gilding in exceptional shape. One cup with hairline to rim measuring 1.1 cm, one cup with hairline to rim measuring 1.8 cm, one cup with L-shaped crack to rim covering an area of approximately 3 cm. One saucer marked with permanent marker on reverse. Slight discoloration on some corresponding with original use.

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Marks

16 pieces with the printed mark large crown in red with large D dating to the 1820s

3 saucers with the painted mark crown above crossed batons and D below dating 1806-1825

Dish unmarked

Excellent. Gilding in exceptional shape. One cup with hairline to rim measuring 1.1 cm, one cup with hairline to rim measuring 1.8 cm, one cup with L-shaped crack to rim covering an area of approximately 3 cm. One saucer marked with permanent marker on reverse. Slight discoloration on some corresponding with original use.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

16 pieces with the printed mark large crown in red with large D dating to the 1820s

3 saucers with the painted mark crown above crossed batons and D below dating 1806-1825

Dish unmarked

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This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $100.

All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

For more information on our shipping policies, please visit our FAQ Page.

All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

For more information on our return policies, please visit our FAQ page.

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