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Basic Information

Accession Number:2007.2190
Collection:Applied Art - Porcelain
Date:1812 c - 1820 c

Maker Information

:Derby Porcelain Works - View history


The design of this plate is very unusual. The central depiction is of the head and shoulders of a black person, wearing a laurel wreath and a black and white sash across one shoulder. It is an excellent example of Derby's version of the 'Imari ' pattern, named after a type of Japanese export porcelain. The design imitates the decorative colours and patterns used on these wares.

Presented by John Wilkins, 2007.

Further Information

Medium:Enamelled porcelain.
Place of Origin:Derby, England