Lot 26 (Spring Fine Art Auction, 20th February 2019)
A Derby porcelain landscape service
circa 1815-20, decorated in cobalt and gilt, individually painted with landscape panels,
each individually painted and titled to the bases in red, the service comprising ten teacups, ten coffee cans, twelve saucers, teapot, cover and stand, cream jug, slop bowl, sucrier cover (no base) and two cake plates, painted factory marks in red (43)
Painted scenes comprise 'In Cumberland', 'In Westmoreland', 'Near Lowth, Lincolnshire', 'In South Wales', 'In Italy', 'Near Nottingham', 'In Germany', 'Near Woobourne, Bedforshire', 'Near Littleover, Derbyshire' etc
Sold for £1,000
There is staining, spotting and crazing throughout the service.
The damages and repairs are as follows: 1 coffee can with broken handle and a crack
1 coffee can chipped and missing handle
2 teacup handles re-attached
1 teacup with hairline to the rim
1 teacup missing handle and cracked
1 teacup with hairline from upper rim extended into painted panel
1 saucer with hairline to the rim
Teapot handle with stapled repair, finial re-glued, and large section of teapot body has been broken and re-glued with associated cracks
Both circular plates heavily restored, one very crudely
Firing flaw to the interior of the cream jug
Spare additional cover has had finial re-attached
Gilding remains strong throughout and painting in original order with very little flaking or rubbing. The teapot stand shows the most signs of wear to the gilding. Spotting and staining throughout to the majority of the pieces, crazing is evident to most bases and undersides and some with further crazing to the obverses.
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