Please note that most of our items are pre-loved and may have minor imperfections commensurate with the date of manufacture. Vintage items are about 40 to 100 years old, antique pieces are over 100 years old. Minor wear should be considered acceptable, they are simply part of the character of owning an older piece. I give full condition reports for each item, please feel free to contact me for further details.
The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company is one of the oldest remaining English porcelain manufacturers. Known for its high-quality bone china, it has produced tableware and ornamental items since 1750.
Crown Derby's patterns became immensely popular during the late Victorian period, as their romantic and lavish designs met the popular taste of the period. The Imari Traditional pattern # 2451 was first introduced in 1887, sometimes referred to as Japan ware, the pattern was influenced by designs from the port of Imari on Kyushu a small Japanese island. This exquisite range uses cobalt blue and Derby red enamels with burnished 22ct gold.
Each piece is marked with the Derby factory mark, some have the Pattern # 2451, England. This rare tea set for 4 consists of..4 teacups - 6.7 cm x 7.7 cm. 4 Saucers - 14 cm diameter - 1 with flat chip. 4 Tea Plates - 18cm diameter. 1 Jug - 9.5 cm x 11.5 cm lip to handle.
1 Bowl - 7 cm x 12.7 cm diameter. 1 Cake Plate - 23 cm. Excellent condition with very little if any wear to the gilding. Our offices are based in a lovely old barn conversion near the North Cotswold village of Chipping Campden where every figurine is professionally cleaned and checked under UV light so an accurate condition report can be established before individual items are added to the website. If you wish to come and meet us we exhibit at the Antiques for everyone Spring, Summer and Winter fairs at the NEC Birmingham, the largest vetted art fair outside of London.