Pair of Hand-Painted Porcelain Derby Dishes
A PAIR OF DERBY PORCELAIN LOZENGE-SHAPED DISHES
Each painted with fancy birds in landscape vignettes, the wide border molded with arches enclosing two four-petal flower-heads, the rocaille-molded rim enriched in gilt
13 in. (33 cm.) long, the slightly larger (2)
No breaks or cracks observed.
There is significant rubbing to the gilt at the rim, and rubbing and wear to the painted fowls.
One dish has two very small flakes to the rim, about 1/32″ in diameter.
Christie’s, New York, June 7, 2011, lot 530.