A most charming butter tub and cover, beautifully decorated with elegant flower sprigs of blue, black and gold. This very attractive butter dish and cover, although not marked is attributed to the Derby factory. It has the decorative style of Derby and the body has some brown hue to some areas and fine crazing in the glaze, these are common features of Derby porcelain of this period.


The dish is of a squat cylindrical shape and the cover a shallow dome surmounted by a button shaped finial.

The decoration of this delightful butter tub is very elegant with a multitude of painted blue, black and gilt flower sprigs. These flower sprigs are spaced around the body of the butter tub and over the cover. They are beautifully painted and provide a very delicate decorative feature.

There is a gilt line which runs around the base of the tub, this is also repeated around the top rim of the cover.

The circular cover is of a low domed shape, with a concave area to the top portion from which comes the button shaped finial. This finial is very stylish with a conically shaped circular top. The top of the finial is decorated with a gilt segmented design in each segment there are blue dots and lines.

The cover has a deep rim on the underside so that it sits securely in the butter tub without slipping off.

A delightful and rather rare butter tub and cover, attributed to the Derby factory and made c1800.

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Size and Weight: (values are approximate)

  • 3¼" (82mm) in height to the tip of the finial.

  • 5" (140mm) diameter of the cover.

  • 15¼oz (432gms) total weight including the cover.

Marks:

Although not marked, this delightful butter tub and cover, is attributed to the famous Derby factory. It has the decorative style of Derby and the body has some brown hue to some areas and fine crazing in the glaze, these are common features of Derby porcelain of this period, this butter tub and cover dating from c1800.

Condition:

This very attractive butter tub and cover is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or restoration. It does have some areas of brown hue in the glaze and very fine glaze crazing, these are common features of Derby porcelain of this period and do not detract from the beauty of this item.

There is a small mark on the side of the butter tub, which is purely a blemish at manufacture and of no significance.

A fantastic butter dish for the collector of fine quality English porcelain.

Description
Description Butter Tub and Cover
Year of Manufacture c1800
Pattern Black and Gilt Flowers
Condition (See main description for full details and pictures) This very attractive butter tub and cover is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or restoration. It does have some areas of brown hue in the glaze and very fine glaze crazing, these are common features of Derby porcelain of this period and do not detract from the beauty of this item. There is a small mark on the side of the butter tub, which is purely a blemish at manufacture and of no significance.

Rare Derby Butter Tub and Cover, Decorated In Charming Blue, Black and Gilt Flowers, c1800

  • Brand: Derby
  • Product Code: p0804
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £150.00


Tags: Derby, Butter Tub and Cover, Blue Black and Gilt, Flowers