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    Sale 12039

    Interiors

    17 August 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 263

    A DERBY (ROBERT BLOOR AND CO.) PART DESSERT-SERVICE

    CIRCA 1815-20, TRACES OF RED PRINTED FACTORY MARKS

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    A DERBY (ROBERT BLOOR AND CO.) PART DESSERT-SERVICE
    CIRCA 1815-20, TRACES OF RED PRINTED FACTORY MARKS
    Each piece probably painted by Thomas Steel with a still life of fruit in a basket on a ledge within gilt foliate borders, comprising: An oval two-handled sauce-tureen and cover, two shell-shaped dishes, two oval dishes, a heart-shaped dish, a lozenge-shaped dish, twelve dessert-plates
    The dessert-plates: 9 in. (22.9 cm.) diameter


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    See John Twitchett, Derby Porcelain, London, 1980, p. 257, no. 353 for a similar dessert-service. Thomas Steel came from the potteries to the Nottingham Road works at Derby in about 1815. He specialised in naturalistic fruit painting and in addition to dessert services he decorated large plaques, some of which he signed.