Derby Regency Porcelain Imari Pattern Dinner Plate Antique circa 1820 10 inches Diameter Hand Painted and Gilded Japan Imari and Derby Crown Mark
A Derby porcelain early 19th century Regency period Imari pattern dinner plate, hand painted with bright and bold colours in under-glaze blue with pink, peach, green, iron red enamel and profuse gilding. The pattern is based around a central large stylised peony flower set between four stylised Lingzhi fungus in an under-glaze blue design that quarters the plate, with the rest of the space covered with other stylised flowers and leaves.
This plate is made in a style that was first introduced in the early 19th century circa 1810 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 Derby crown mark and the decorator's number 3.
This early 19th century antique Regency porcelain plate dates from around 1820 is both highly decorative and very collectable.
It is in very good antique condition, no chips, cracks nor restoration, there is some very minor wear to the gilding and rubbing to the enamel from stacking, there is crazing to the glaze with some associated discolouration which is more evident on the back. Please see the images.
The plate 10 inches ( 25 cm) diameter and 1 1/16 inch (2.7 cm) high, it weighs 530 grammes unpacked.