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A rare Chelsea Derby tea cup

A rare Chelsea Derby tea cup, with loop handle, moulded in bold relief with flower sprays, beneath a turquoise, iron red and gilt flower head and laurel band, the interior painted with a flower spray, circa 1770-83, gold anchor mark

See Sir Stephen Mitchell. The Marks on Chelsea Derby, plate 26, for a teapot, cup and saucer from this service, the author suggesting the decoration was probably added outside the factory by an independent workshop 



A rare Chelsea Derby tea cup