Fine Derby Dish Summer Flowers by Withers Blue Crown & D C.1775

ITEM Shaped Dish

FACTORY Derby

DATE C.1775

MARK Blue Crown & D on base

DECORATION Finely painted sprays of summer flowers enclosed

by a "Smiths" blue border embellished by thick honey gilding

the flowers possibly have been painted by Edward Withers

See colour plate 65 Derby Porcelain by John Twitchett

for similar painted example

CONDITION Very slight wear to gilding

Small chip on footrim

Slight scratching to some of the flower painting

No other chips,cracks or restoration

See photographs

MEASURMENTS Length - 22cm

Diameter - 19cm