Penrose Antiques Ltd
Penrose Antiques Ltd is located in Shipley, UK
William Billingsley Derby Shell Dessert Dish c.1790
REF: HE042 / LA59757
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We have for sale a very striking William Billingsley decorated shell shaped dessert dish. This fine Derby shell shaped dessert dish is finely decorated in pattern 100 by William Billingsley with a beautifully painted central bouquet of flowers within a gilded a Smith blue border. The base of the plate carries the puce Duesbury mark along with the pattern number 100. Pieces of 18th Century Derby in this pattern are often 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. This Derby Dessert dish was exhibited as part of the selling exhibition of rare Derby, Pinxton, Nantgarw and Swansea porcelain "A journey with William Billingsley" 2016, ISBN: 9783741809903' and is illustrated in William Billingsley The Enigmatic Porcelain Artist Decorator and Manufacturer, ISBN: 9783741868078.
Penrose Antiques Ltd has clarified that the William Billingsley Derby Shell Dessert Dish c.1790 (LA59757) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1790
It is in a very good condition with no chips cracks or repairs but there is some wear to the gilding around the rim.
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This William Billingsley Derby Shell Dessert Dish c.1790 is located in Shipley, UK