1896 Crown Derby Demitasse


The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company is one of the oldest remaining English porcelain manufacturers. Known for its high-quality bone china, it has produced tableware and ornamental items since 1750. Crown Derby’s patterns became immensely popular during the late Victorian period, as their romantic and lavish designs met the popular taste of the period.

Late 19th century Imari pattern # 198 was first introduced in 1886, sometimes referred to as Japan ware, the pattern was influenced by designs from the port of Imari on Kyushu a small Japanese island. This exquisite range uses cobalt blue and Derby red enamels with burnished 22ct gold. 

Each piece is marked with the Derby factory mark, some have the Pattern # 198, England. 

Demitasse 6 cm x 6 cm

Saucer 12.5 cm

Excellent condition with very little if any wear to the gilding. 

4 in stock


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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