11 March 1996
A PAIR OF DERBY BISCUIT OVIFORM VASES
Circa 1785, William Duesbury & Co.
With narrow fluted necks and loop handles, applied with ribbon-tied garlands of flowers and foliage, moulded with a stiff-leaf band to the lower part, the fluted feet set within laurel garlands on square bases (one handle broken and repaired, chipping to flowers and foliage), incised Crown and D marks, incised * and N116
6 1/4in. (16cm.) high (2)
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Cf. John Twitchett, op. cit., p. 134, fig. 146
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