Derby Porcelain Porter Mug

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Fine Derby Porter mug of cylindrical shape with an angular handle, finely painted with a continuous view of Derby, from cattle and sheep grazing before the old silk mill, across to a weir with a group of buildings behind and a toll bridge to the right, below an elaborate border of scrolls, passion flowers and anthemions, inscribed on both sides ‘EC’ within a cartouche.

Circa 1815

Height: 13.5 cm ( 6 ½ in)

Crown, crossed batons D mark and “View of Derby” in red.

See Derby Porcelain by John Twitchett p. 218 photo 273 for “most interesting water colour sketch” by Thomas Martin Randall depicting a view of Derby from the meadows. It cannot be dated before 1809 as it includes the Shot-Tower which was erected in that year. This suggests that Randall stayed at Derby for about 12 years until 1813 when he left for London.

Item No. 545

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