Royal Crown Derby Miniature China Bear with Box- Alice BearBeautiful Royal Crown Derby Fine Bone China Paperweight, in the form of a miniature bear - Alice Bear - Made in England. Royal Crown Derby, probably the most famous of all bone china, can trace its beginnings back to the middle of the 18th century. In 1756, William Duesbury set out to create china of excellence and beauty. He succeeded to such an extent that George III granted him the right to mark his china with a crown. Later, in January 1890, Queen Victoria granted the use of the prefix "Royal", a unique title still borne today. In accordance with its centuries old traditions, Royal Crown Derby have produced a range of exquisite paperweights, in the form of miniature bears, to suit every passion and occasion. Glorious decoration features the rather cute bear that is beautifully decorated. Sitting down with its arm in the air Alice really does make me smile. This will make a beautiful present. The paperweight is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks or crazing.