This beautiful, Bone china TRIO. Set of Dessert/Salad Plate, Cup and Saucer.
Royal Crown Derby in their famous Mikado collection. The set in in the RARE RED variation of this pattern. It is very hard to find. The Mikado pattern was designed in 1894 by Royal Crown Derby's art director, Thomas Amos Reed. It was inspired by rice paper drawings that he had obtained in the Far East.The original illustrations formed the basis of the scenes. With the exception of a few of the larger pieces, which are decorated with the complete design, all of the smaller items are decorated with a different chapter of the story. Variations of the legend associated with the pattern are many. Indeed, little imagination is needed to weave a tale with such romantic subjects as'Wandering Sad-Eyed Lover','The Tall Standing Pagodas of the Orient'.
The Flight of Cranes', all set against a backdrop or rivers, mountains and delicate leaf tracery. Th e set is properly marked with Royal Crown Derby backstamp and the cipher. Different sets have different mark and ciphers.
But all of them are from older version made before 1939. This amazing set is both Ageless and Timeless. It will be a great gift - to yourself or a loved one.
1 (one) Dessert/Salad Plate - 7 in diameter. 1 (one) Coffee cup - 2 7/8" in diameter at the rim and 2 3/8" tall. 1 (one) Saucer for the cup - 5 1/2 in diameter. The set is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, gold loss or repairs.
It is possible to have some minor crazing that is consistent with the age. Would have a place in any china collection.
This is a piece of history that everyone will be proud to have. Patterns in the Oriental taste have been popular at Royal Crown Derby since the first china manufactory was founded in 1748. It was an era of expansion and discovery when all eyes were looking to the riches of the East, and when exotic ware was being exported to Europe. Such meticulous detail and exquisite decoration became the inspiration for Derby and, blue and white ware such as sauce boats. Baskets and coffee pots were made in Oriental style.
Blue Mikado was originally recorded in Pattern Book number 9, as pattern number 4001 on the Dover shape. Later it was produced in a multi-color version and a variety of monochrome colors. A variety of prints on colored grounds have appeared over the years including probably the rarest, a gold print on a rich yellow ground. Be sure to add me to your.
We will open an unpaid case after four days. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Cup & Saucers". The seller is "retro_saloon23" and is located in this country: CA.
This item can be shipped worldwide.