Bloor Derby Blue Stripe Teapot and Stand


The Derby Porcelain Company, later called Royal Crown Derby, is the oldest British porcelain factory still in production. Derby was one of the most prominent potteries right from the start of English porcelain production and by the 1820s, under the ownership of Robert Bloor, it’s range of colourful wares became very popular and sales secured the future of the company.

This rare tea set was made at the Bloor Derby pottery around 1830, on the cusp of the Regency and Rococo Revival styles. The pure white porcelain is hand decorated with cobalt blue enamel and gold stripes fanning out to gilded rims. The angular teapot handle and spout are beautifully decorated with gold leaves, and the purpose made round stand is similarly decorated. A slop bowl, lidded Sugar bowl and milk jug complete the set.

The base of each piece is marked with a gothic-style Bloor Derby mark, a puce crown above ‘D’, used between 1825 and 1848.

The Regency Stripe Teapot holds about 8 cups – lid through to pot rim has a faint 1cm hairline.

Round Teapot Stand.

Lidded Sucrier.

Milk Jug – lip has a couple of tiny nicks hardly noticeable.

Slop Bowl.

Condition overall is fabulous, gilding is good, bright enamel and white glaze. There are no major issues. 

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The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain company was known as Derby Porcelain until 1775, when King George III granted the factory the honour of being able to incorporate a crown into its backstamp – becoming Crown Derby. In 1890, Queen Victoria awarded Crown Derby the royal warrant and the company was renamed Royal Crown Derby.

Royal Crown Derby potted history

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