Derby superb dish painted
with a botanical specimen of 'Balm Leaved Archangel or Dead Nettle'
titled verso c.1795-1800
This is a very fine example of Derby expertise in botanical painting and
although the first period of Quaker Pegg's work at Derby isn't very well
documented, the similarity of the style to his second period botanical
painting is striking. It is very probable that this is the work of Pegg
or his superior. The 'crushed crown mark' in blue on the reverse relates
very directly with 'crushed crowns' on known Pegg pieces in the second
period on red marked pieces from 1813.
Height: 10.25 ins.
Condition: good, a couple small patches of wear only
Mark: blue mark, pattern 141
about: Derby dish db38886