Penrose Antiques Ltd
Penrose Antiques Ltd is located in Shipley, UK
William Billingsley Decorated Derby Comport c.1790
REF: H0153 / LA103497
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We have great pleasure in being able to offer for sale this rare and important William Billingsley decorated (See Derby Porcelain by John Twitchett) Derby comport from the Rothschild service dating from around 1785-1790. This comport was part of the the Sir Leslie Joseph Collection, the entirety of which was sold following his death at Sotherby's in 1992 for a total of 1.1 million pounds. This lovely late 18th century Derby comport is of a scallop lozenge form raised on a pedestal foot. The comport is decorated with a Smith blue and gilt border around a central bouquet of flowers. The base of the plate carries the puce Duesbury mark along with the pattern number 100 and what looks like the gilders number 12. The base of the comport also carries Sir Leslie Joseph's original catalogue labels. Pieces of 18th Century Derby in pattern 100 are described as originating from the Rothschild service, a large dinner service in this pattern that was sold by the Rothschild family via a London auction house - see “Derby Porcelain” by John Twitchett. Such a service would only contain 2 or 3 comports of this size.
Penrose Antiques Ltd has clarified that the William Billingsley Decorated Derby Comport c.1790 (LA103497) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1790
The comport is in an excellent condition with only minimal wear to the decoration and gilding.
The Price includes free delivery within a 200 mile radius of BD18 3LA
This William Billingsley Decorated Derby Comport c.1790 is located in Shipley, UK