A Pair of Derby Porcelain Kidney-shaped Dishes, Pattern 126, Almost certainly painted by George Complin, Circa 1790. The dishes are decorated with fruit within a heart-shaped g ilt border. ;The fruit depicted include grapes, plums, strawberries, raspberries and apples amongst others. ;The rim in yellow highlighted with gold with a continuous polychrome leafy border. Some gilt rubbing. The plate very closely matches in layout and design the pattern #140 allocated in the Factory pattern book. Mark: Puce crossed batons D and #126 Length: 10 inches Reference: The Dynamic Brilliance of Derby Porcelain: The First Hundred Years, Catalogue of Peter Jackson, 1988, item#28 for pattern #140 painted by George Complain. ;Pattern #140 is a documentary pattern in that Complain is specifically allocated this pattern in the 18th century Derby Porcelain Factory pattern book.
Antique Porcelain & Pottery