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Derby Botanical Porcelain Plate Pattern 115 Coronilla Varia c1795

Heading :  Derby Duesbury and Kean Porcelain Botanical Plate 
Date : c1795
Period : George III
Marks : Derby blue painted Crown above Crossed Batons mark to base along with pattern number 115, "Coronilla Varia" "Purple Coronilla"in script
Origin : Derby, England 
Colour : Polychrome 
Pattern : 115
Features : Gilt Lily of the Valley and leaf band to border. 
Condition : Very good. Some rubbing to the gilding
Restoration : None
Weight and Dimensions: 410 grams, 23.2cms diameter


Reference  The final image is an extract from Volume VIII

William Curtis's  Botanical Magazine has been a source of inspiration for two hundred years. many years ago ago whilst my mobile phone was being repaired I was amazed and delighted to see that his prints are being used on iPhone cases. There is hope.  I am advised that Lewis and Wood even have Curtis prints on wallpaper.

The Coronilla Varia or Purple Coronilla apreared in the Botanical magazine in 1794. It is beyond reasonable doubt that Curtis was the inspiration for the factory, it is known that Duesbury purchased the magazines. The Derby painting is a faithful copy and quite stunning. We have included images of the plant as it appreared in Botanical Magazine.




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