An exceptional late 19th century, 1883, Royal Crown Derby oval platter or underplate in an Imari pattern with deep underglaze cobalt embellished with overglaze iron red and green enamels.
This platter was sold by Davis Collamore & Co. They were a prestigious 19th century exporter and retail establishment who rivaled Tiffany in both the quality of their products and their reputation for excellence.
Andrew Planche and William Duesbury founded the Derby Factory in 1750. They quickly became established as one of the premiere manufacturers of high quality china in England. Their products were so esteemed that they were awarded royal warrants by King George III and Queen Victoria, thus eventually becoming The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company. Rich colors and intricate gilding remain the distinguishing features of Royal Crown Derby and their vibrant Imari patterns some of the most highly collected china in the world.
The platter is in very good condition with age related use wear showing mainly on the iron red enamels near the center, however, it is still wonderful for display.
Size: 16 ½" Length by 12 ½" Width.
Late 19th C. Royal Crown Derby Oval Imari Platter