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Derby Soup Tureen Stand, oval canoe shaped, blue and gilt decoration, with light blue enamel dots, pattern 92, Derby puce crown and cross baton mark, c1795

(p1136)

A rare Derby 'soup tureen stand' of elegant oval canoe shape, c1795. This lovely stand is marked with the puce Derby mark of a crown above crossed batons and dots, together with the pattern number '92'.

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The oval shape has pointed ends that are gently curved upwards giving a very pleasing shape to the stand.

The very elegant decoration comprises a cobalt blue band that runs round the stand on which are gilded flower heads between which beautiful light blue enamel dots in groups of three. This cobalt blue band is edged with a rich honey colour gilded thick line on either side.

The actual rim of the stand is again bounded with a cobalt blue thinner band with a gilded line below and dentil gilding on the very rim of the stand.

In the centre of the stand is a raised oval with a raised rim in which the foot of the soup tureen would sit. Around the outside of this raised oval platform is a very delicate blue and gold decoration. This comprises a narrow cobalt blue line about which is a delicate gilded garland of foliage.

In the centre of the raised central oval platform is a magnificent gilded garter star with a cobalt blue oval centre with light blue enamel dots.

This is a rare Derby Soup Tureen Stand, oval canoe shaped, blue and gilt decoration, with light blue enamel dots, pattern 92, Derby puce crown and cross baton mark, c1795.

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Size and Weight: (values are approximate)

  • 16" (420mm) length of the stand from the pointed ends.
  • 11" (288mm) max. width of the stand.
  • 1160gms weight of the stand.

Marks:

This beautiful early Derby soup tureen stand is marked on the base with the puce Derby mark of a crown above crossed batons and dots, together with the pattern number '92'. This puce mark was used at the famous Derby factory between c1782-1800

Condition:

This rare Derby soup tureen stand is in good condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or restoration. The only extremely minor imperfections are some wear to the gilding, mostly on the raised central platform rim and the rim of the stand, as shown in the pictures below. There is also a few little blemishes in the glaze, but these are insignificant and just from the manufacture.

This soup tureen stand would be perfect for anyone who has a tureen of this design that is lacking a stand. Alternatively, this is an impressive Derby plate in its own right for the collector of Eighteenth century Derby porcelain.

 


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