Pair of Derby monteiths by Derby Porcelain Factory

Monteiths are bowls with scalloped rims originally used to cool inverted wine glasses or punch cups.

Details

Medium:
Soft paste porcelain Dimensions: Width: 26.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £12,000)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Albert Amor Ltd

This pair have an unusual shape and are decorated with flower, nut and insect paintings, which is reminiscent of Derby work from around 1765. However, we know from the markings of a puce crown, crossed batons and D, that they date from a later period.

Provenance

Private vendor, USA.

Venue details

Pickford's House Museum and Garden 41 Friar Gate, DERBY Derbyshire DE1 1DA 01332 641901 www.derbymuseums.org

Entry details

Free to all

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm

Please visit the Derby Museums website for Bank Holiday and Christmas opening times

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