Derby Porcelain Salmon Ground Plate, An Elder Scented Iris, by John Brewer(28 views)
Description: Antique Derby Porcelain Salmon Plate, Elder Scented Iris, After William Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Volume 6, April 1, 1792, Plate 187. by John Brewer, The Derby porcelain plate is boldly painted with an Elder Scented Iris botanical specimen with richly gilded borders with swans and stylized flowerheads are on a rich salmon ground. The flower is named on reverse: Elder Scented Iris Mark: crown, crossed batons, and D mark in red, numerals 4 & 13 in yellow & green inside foot rim. Reference: After William Curtis's Botanical Magazine Volume 6, April 1, 1792 Plate 187. John Brewer, (1764-1816) John was the elder of two brothers who both worked at Derby. Their parents were both artists and from 1762-1767 had studios in London at Rupert Street. Brewer started working at Derby in 1795. He was a talented watercolourist and had never applied his art to porcelain painting. At Derby, he painted a variety of subject matters including plant and flower painting.
Condition Report: Excellent
Dimensions: Diameter: 8 7/8 inches (22.5 cm) x 1 1/4 inches high.
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