Here is an absolutely gorgeous Bloor Derby porcelain soup bowl from the early 19th century. It is sumptuously painted with a shield of arms, crest and a motto on a puce banner, all within a typical cobalt and gilt border of stylized leaves. The diameter is nine and seven-eighths inches. Provenance: The arms are apparently those of Kemeys-Tynte and Swinnerton. Charles John Kemeys-Tynte (1800-1882) of Halswell in Somerset, Cefn Mably in Glamorgan and Burleigh Hall in Leicestershire, was Colonel of the Royal Glamorgan Light Infantry, Member of Parliament for West Somerset 1832-7 and for Bridgwater 1847-65. On July 18, 1820, he married Elizabeth, daughter and coheiress of Thomas Swinnerton of Butterton Hall, Staffordshire. The presumption is that the service this dish came from was made within a year or two of their marriage. Elizabeth died May 10, 1838, and Charles remarried on April 15, 1841. Literature: A pair of plates en suite are illustrated in Twitchett’s book, Derby Porcelain, plate 358, where he notes that they are from a “Welsh family.” Condition is excellent, except for a glaze hairline in the curve of the cavetto at about 6:00. I’ve taken a close-up photo, but this line is nearly invisible and does not affect the glory of this colorful dish. In stock is also a dinner plate from this service.

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Ceramics, Decorative, Porcelain
Royal Crown Derby
England • English

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Derby Armorial Soup Bowl C.1825, Bloor Era


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