A Derby teapot, cover and stand and a milk jug, circa 1815
Lot 122
A Derby teapot, cover and stand and a milk jug, circa 1815
£1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,600 - 2,300

Lot Details
A Derby teapot, cover and stand and a milk jug, circa 1815
With very rare lepidopterological decoration, a range of brightly coloured butterflies and moths painted in bright colours with a few smaller insects scattered in between, within formal gilt borders, the oblong teapot closely following the silver prototype, 13.2cm high, crown, crossed batons and D marks in red, the stand of oval form, 20.5cm wide, red mark, the jug of low helmet shape, 10cm high, red mark (handle cracked) (4)

Footnotes

  • A dessert service with related decoration was sold in these rooms on 6 March 2002, lots 174-186 and a plate painted with butterflies is illustrated by Gilbert Bradley (Ed), The Ceramics of Derbyshire, fig.277, p.169. Painting of insects on Derby porcelain has been attributed to John Brewer as he is known to have exhibited watercolours of the same subject. See also the watercolour in the Derby Museum and Art Gallery reproduced by David Manchip, Artists and Craftsmen of the 19th Century Derby China Factory (2004), p.67
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