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A pair of Derby plates

Provenance:
From a service ordered by the Duke of Northumberland to match an existing Sevres service. In 1790 the Duke then placed a further order for twenty matching soup plates, which were painted by William Billingsley

Literature:
See John Twitchett, Derby Porcelain, plate  156, for an ice pail, cover and liner from this service

A pair of Derby plates, from the Duke of Northumberland Service, each painted with scattered pink roses and leaves, in the style of Edward Withers, the turquoise ground oeil-de-perdrix border with three sprays of pink roses and leaves, each within an oval gilt panel, 9 3/4" diameter, circa 1790, gold anchor and cursive N marks 



A pair of Derby plates