A stunning Royal Crown Derby oblong/oval serving platter in the beautiful 'Royal Pinxton Roses' pattern which is a generous 14 1/2" long x 11 1/2" wide and 3 3/4" deep. This serving platter is only part of a truly impressive, large full service in this pattern. The deeply ruffled/fluted border is unique and highly impressive. Bouquets of soft pink roses are complemented by raised 22 carat gold dots, gold leaves and trim which all contribute to the presence it commands and the utter elegance that this pattern is all about.
A design 'fit for a Queen' ~ This pattern was launched in 1957 after being designed specifically by Royal Crown Derby for the Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip to use as a private dinner service and was gifted to the Royal couple in that same year when they visited Derby.
Crown Derby has had an illustrious history of Royal patronage and occupies, to this day, a unique place in the history of fine English china. The supreme refinement, beauty and aura of the Pinxton Roses pattern is a prime example of why this is the case.
Condition is as good as new with no cracks, chips or utensil marks whatsoever ~ in fact it looks as if it has hardly been used and has certainly never seen a dishwasher. No loss or fading to the rich, brilliant gilding. The back stamp date is for 1974 '1st quality' with no scratches to the stamp. Although this pattern was discontinued in 1997, it was reintroduced to the Royal Crown Derby range in 2012 to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and to underline that important royal connection with this beautiful pattern. Please note when assessing value that this platter is now made to order and retails for around $725 and that this is pattern No. A1155 with the ruffled edge, which is far more ornate and exquisitely decorated than a similar RDC pattern No. A1120.
MANY MORE PIECES IN THIS PATTERN ARE AVAILABLE. The various pieces of this china pattern come together to form a service that is truly outstanding. I am delighted to be able to offer many of these pieces in addition to this platter, which include 12 dinner plates, 8 salad/dessert plates, 8 side/butter plates, 8 cream soup cups and saucers, a magnificent 13 " covered serving dish with generously beautiful gold accents and a gravy boat and its ruffled edge under plate. Please do have a look for these other items in the shop when considering how they will all contribute to a thoroughly exquisite and most impressive table setting which will be highly admired by your guests.
SHOULD A BUYER BE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THIS PIECE TOGETHER WITH THE REST OF THIS FULL SET (DINNER, DESSERT AND BUTTER PLATES, SOUP CUPS AND SAUCERS AND TWO OTHER SERVING PIECES) A FURTHER DISCOUNT OF 10% WILL BE OFFERED ON THE WHOLE SET.
These will be professionally packed and double boxed for tracked insured shipping with the possibility of combining some of the other pieces to save on shipping costs keeping in mind restrictions on volume.
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