Antique Royal Crown Derby dish in the Imari "Kings" or "Old Japan" pattern with fluted roped rim. The dish is 23cm x 4.5 cm height. Printed mark for Royal Crown Derby, impressed stamp "Derby". Date cipher for 1885.
Popularity of the Japan or Imari patterns during the mid 19th century together with Crown Derby's growing reputation helped the business expand resulting in the company opening a new factory at its current site in Ormaston in 1877, when the printed "double D" mark as seen on these plates came into use. This mark was used between c1877 and 1890. From c1880 a year cipher commonly appeared below the mark - the absence of this indicating that the plates are likely to date from between c1877 and 1880. The pattern number 383 refers to the "Old Japan" pattern also known as the "Kings" pattern. For more information on Royal Crown Derby visit our Maker's History pages.
Royal Crown Derby Imari Dish 1885
The dish is in very good overall condition. No chips, cracks or crazing. No evident enamel loses to the pattern. It has some age related wear to the gilt work on its rim. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.