Derby scalloped oval dish
beautifully gilded and painted with a view titled "In Dove Dale
In the late 18th century most English factories started to use the
French style mercury gilding which was cheaper and harder wearing, Derby
continued to use the more attractive honey gilding but it was prone to
wear. This is a comparatively well preserved example.
Width: 10 ins.
Condition: Some minor wear to gilding
Mark: crown batons 'D' in red
(10% discount if you buy this
dish and its pair together and still includes postage etc.)
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