ENGLISH PORCELAIN DISH, THE FIRST DERBY JAPAN PATTERN, 'KYLIN
PATTERN' NO. 4 C.1810-15
striking Derby porcelain oval shaped dish, hand painted with the rare
first Derby Japan 'Kylin pattern', of mythical
figures. Note the orientally inspired unusual decorative pattern to
reverse. Great for display in a vibrant colour palette. A simply
fabulous example of a rare Derby plate for your English porcelain
collection." Antiques Expert Hamilton Bear.
For an identical Derby pattern plate identified as: "The
first Japan pattern to appear, No. 4 in the Pattern Books, Mark
Pseudo-oriental.", see, Crown Derby
Porcelain, F. Brayshaw Gilhespy (F. Lewis 1951)
plate 61 fig 108.
length 263 mm max. width 208 mm max.
Unusual stylised oriental character mark in blue square
In great display condition. Decoration is excellent.
There are no damage chips or restoration caused by careless handling. Condition
report: Typical fine light background glaze crazing. A
shallow surface glaze firing hairline to the reverse, across the mark,
where a hair stuck to the glaze before firing. Note one shallow small
firing chip to rim, fully glazed over and again a product of
manufacture. This is quite difficult to spot in general photographs. Please
view close up image.
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