PORCELAIN HAND PAINTED CABINET CUP & SAUCER, FLORAL
Webster was one of the finest Derby flower painters during the Bloor
Derby years. He excelled at the flower-decoration of best Regency
English porcelain. This cabinet cup and saucer is too fine for cups of
tea! A wonderful example of Moses at his best: hand
painted with two principal flower arrangements to cup and saucer with
delightful subsidiary flower sprays to cup. A particularly exciting
piece, for the discerning antiques collector, as Webster's work is more
often encountered on plates and dishes."Antiques Expert
Pieces decorated by Webster are illustrated in most of the major works
on Derby Porcelain. For example see, Derby Porcelain
1748-1848, An Illustrated Guide, John Twitchett (ACC 2002)
Colour plate 61 page 111.
width saucer 135 mm max. height cup 47 mm max.
Derby Crown and cross batons with dots over D marks in
iron red to both pieces, as illustrated below.
a great display item, both pieces generally excellent including enamel
decoration and original gilded rims. Condition report:
To the cup there is some firing 'sooting/kiln speckling' to base/inside
footrim and underside of handle. There are tiny specs of firing kiln
grit to the glaze of the saucer (front). A very faint fine glaze
cross-hairline to back of saucer. This is quite short and looks like
crazing. Viewed under bright light with a magnifier: part only is only
just visible on the front.
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