Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Chinese, Asian and Other Exotic Themes

Date: 1765 - 1770

Dimensions:

  • Height: 6.10 in (15.50 cm)

Maker: Derby

Description:

This Derby mug is printed with floral swags below which are L'Oiseau Chinois (shown here) and La Dame Chinoise on the opposite side.  Both of these prints appear, also in underglaze blue, on a bell shaped mug in the British Museum, which is marked with a sun, an anchor and the name Derby.  The anchor is a rebus for Richard Holdship.

L'Oiseau Chinois and La Dame Chinoise first appear as overglaze prints at Worcester.  They are inspired by Boucher's Elements.

 

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