Here is a Derby Porcelain Hand Painted Portrait Plate, artist signed - Duke Cherries, circa 1840's. This extremely rare plate measures 9 3/4" and is entirely hand painted throughout with a scene showing people weighing cherries and about to place them in a young boy's hat. The border is cobalt blue with gold gilded trim. It is signed and titled on the back. There are a couple of very small nicks to the backside of the rim from where an old wire plate hanger was removed. This does not affect the display ability at all. This is a truly beautiful and rare piece of English porcelain.