Derby Regency Porcelain Formal Lotus Tree Pattern Platter Japan Kakiemon style Imari palette Antique circa 1815 28 cm long iron red crossed batons
A Derby porcelain early 19th century Regency period platter decorated in the Formal Lotus Tree pattern in a Japanese Kakiemon style. This small platter is hand painted in the Imari colour palette with bright colours in under-glaze blue with pink, peach, green, iron red enamel and gilding. The pattern is based around a central large stylised tree with a blue trunk and branches covered in iron red coloured leaves and stylised flowers which fill the whole front of the dish. There is a large single green bamboo stem at the base. There are two stylised birds sat on one branch to the left one is painted blue the other is in red. Some collectors may refer to this pattern as "Two quails in a tree".
This is a relatively rare Derby porcelain pattern circa 1815 during the Regency period of George III reign with the Prince Regent (the later George IV) who helped to popularize Japanese patterns and styles. The plate is marked with the hand painted iron red Derby crown crossed batons mark and the decorator's number 28 and a pattern number 49.
This early 19th century antique Regency porcelain plate dates from around 1815 is both highly decorative and very collectable.
It is in good antique condition, no chips nor restoration, there is some wear to the gilding, a crack to the right hand side at the two o'clock position. There is crazing to the glaze with some associated discolouration which is more evident on the back. Please see the images.
The plate 11 inches ( 28 cm) long and 8 9/16 inch (21.7 cm) wide and 1 9/16 inches ( 3.6 cm) high, it weighs 640 grammes unpacked.