A very collectable and decorative Georgian dessert plate by one of the best makers of English porcelain, Derby. Here we have a 8 3/4 inches diameter plate made of soft paste porcelain and marked on the back with the hand painted iron red crown and crossed swords mark of Derby. There is also a painted number 58, the pattern number, this we think is an error on the part of the decorator, as the actual pattern number should read 57.
See the excellent website www.georgianhouseantiques.co.uk/derby-plate-patterns-1-100.
The off-white plate dates from around 1800 - 1825 and has a simple and pretty design of small blue flowers and leaves possibly Chantilly sprigs. There is a border with alternating leaves and flowers and two gilded bands either side of this. The plate has a little damage - a hairline crack from the rim, slight body crazing near the rim and rubbing to the enamelled decoration,commensurate with age and use. The plate weighs 428g. It would make a great addition to any collection of early English porcelain or Derby.